ACR Classification Criteria for Determinining Clinical Remission in Rheumatoid Arthritis
5 or more of the following present at least two consecutive months:
a. Morning stiffness < 15 minutes
b. No fatigue
c. No joint pain
d. No joint tenderness or pain on motion
e. No soft tissue swelling in joints or tendon sheaths
f. ESR (Westergren methold) < 30 mm/hour for a female or 20 mm/hour for a male
Exclusions: Clinical manifestations of active vasculitis, pericarditis, pleuritis or myositis, and unexplained recent weight loss or fever attributable to rheumatoid arthritis will prohibit a designation of complete clinical remission.
Reference: Pinals RS, et.al.: Arthritis Rheum 24:1308, 1981.