How many people go into remission from early stage rheumatoid arthritis?

Most. If diagnosis is accurate, most patients should go into remission within 6 months. Due to availability of many great medications to treat ra, this diagnosis should not lead to any permanent damage if treated early and appropriately.
Answer. With proper treatment, early RA has pretty good prognosis (that is, with no permanent joint damage).

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Hi, I am waiting for the results of my x-rays and blood work to see if I do have early stage Rheumatoid Arthritis. Can using Rituxan (rituximab) cause this?

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If you had rheumatoid arthritis in the fingers at an early stage, what were your symptoms?

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Can you tell me what the early symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis feel like?

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