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Why does my doctor want to use aggressive Rheumatoid Arthritis treatment?

Karen L. Gorton, PhD, MS, RN
Emergency Room Nursing

Rheumatoid Arthritis will attack the joint and cause damage to the joints. The goal of treatment is to slow the progression of the disease. This may include aggressive treatment at times (initial diagnosis or flare-ups) with treatment to maintain your current status when the disease is in a more controlled state. 

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