Table 1: Showing scoring of our patient based on the 2010 American College Of Rheumatology classification criteria of rheumatoid arthritis [10].

Patient score

(A) Joint involvement
 1 large joint 0
 2–10 large joints 1
 1–3 small joints (with or without involvement of large joints) 2
 4–10 small joints (with or without involvement of large joints)3 3
 >10 joints 5
(B) Serology (at least 1 test result is needed for classification)
 Negative RF and negative ACPA 0
 Low positive RF or low positive ACPA 2 2
 High positive RF or high positive ACPA 3
(C) Acute phase reactants (at least 1 test result is needed for classification)
 Normal CRP and normal ESR 0
 Abnormal CRP or abnormal ESR 1 1
(D) Duration of symptoms
 <6 weeks 0
 >6 weeks 1 1