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Human Studies

2019 Nov 29

Arthritis Res Ther



Association between pain phenotype and disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis patients: a non-interventional, longitudinal cohort study.



In well-controlled rheumatoid arthritis (RA) without significant joint damage, a substantial proportion of patients complain of persistent pain. Previous studies have identified different pain phenotypes in RA, in which non-nociceptive pain phenotypes are associated with higher concurrent disease activity scores. In this longitudinal study, we explored associations between pain phenotypes and long-term disease activity outcome in RA patients. Secondly, we explored whether pain phenotype is associated with comorbid conditions.