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Abatacept inhibits inflammation and onset of rheumatoid arthritis in individuals at high risk (ARIAA): a randomised, international, multicentre, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.


Rech J, Tascilar K, Hagen M, Kleyer A, Manger B, Schoenau V, Hueber AJ, Kleinert S, Baraliakos X, Braun J, Kiltz U, Fleck M, Rubbert-Roth A, Kofler DM, Behrens F, Feuchtenberger M, Zaenker M, Voll R, Venhoff N, Thiel J, Glaser C, Feist E, Burmester GR, Karberg K, Strunk J, Cañete JD, Senolt L, Filkova M, Naredo E, Largo R, Krönke G, D'Agostino MA, Østergaard M, Schett G


Individuals with anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPAs) and subclinical inflammatory changes in joints are at high risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis. Treatment strategies to intercept this pre-stage clinical disease remain to be developed. We aimed to assess whether 6-month treatment with abatacept improves inflammation in preclinical rheumatoid arthritis.