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What would happen if I don't treat my Rheumatoid arthritis?

What would happen if I don't treat my Rheumatoid arthritis?
Rheumatoid arthritis is a deforming arthritis. If not treated, there are high chances that you may end up with deformities.

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Are the deformities preventable?

Yes. If the disease activity is adequately controlled with disease modifying drugs (Methotrexate, hydroxychloroquine, leflunomide, sulphasalazine, Infliximab, Etanercept, Rituximab, Tocilizumab), deformities can be prevented.

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