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What does it mean to have chronic Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)?
Michele Meltzer, MD
Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Date Added: 05/22/13

We actually don't use the term chronic. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease and the question that I often get asked is "Will it go away?" With some of the newer therapies, in a small number of people we are able, if we treat them aggressively, we are able to stop the course and may...
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Dr. Michele Meltzer, MD, joined the staff of Thomas Jefferson University in 2007. She is currently working with ILAR (International League of Associations for Rheumatology) East Africa to improve opportunities to learn about rheumatic disease in Africa as well as India. She has been active in rheumatology professional societies including the Philadelphia Rheumatism Society and the American College of Rheumatology.
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