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Can the damage be reversed with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)?
Eric Matteson, MD
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Date Added: 06/26/13

What we intend with the use of these disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs and biologics is to reduce the amount of joint damage and even halt the joint damage that occurs with rheumatoid arthritis. We therefore think that it's very important at the outset of disease to use these drugs right aw...
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Eric L. Matteson, MD, is chair for the Division of Rheumatology in the Department of Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic. He has a joint appointment in the Division of Epidemiology in the Department of Health Sciences Research. Dr. Matteson received the MD degree from Friedrich-Alexander University at Erlangen-Nuremberg. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Michigan State University and a fellowship at the University of Michigan. He further completed a fellowship at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine and received the M.P.H. degree in Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. As a clinician and an epidemiologist, Dr. Matteson is focused on studying rheumatoid arthritis, including clinical features, complications, outcomes, and treatments.
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