Combining several clinical parameters into a scoring system could predict the patients most likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis. A study reported in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases found that a scoring system including Doppler ultrasound of the wrist in patients with RA-specific anti-citrullinated protein antibodies and nonspecific musculoskeletal pain can identify those patients who will progress to rheumatoid arthritis.

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