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We would like to thank Masi and colleagues for their interest in our paper as well as for the interesting comments regarding the potential usefulness of neuroendocrine immune (NEI) testing in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). When the first patient with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) was treated with glucocorticoids (GCs) in 1948, the effect was just overwhelming for that time. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
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Name: Arthritis care & research
Several studies revealed the efficacy of glucocorticoids on prevention of CAL in KD patients. However, impacts of different doses of glucocorticoids on clinical outcomes of KD remain unknown.
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