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OBJECTIVE To define the clinical spectrum of late onset undifferentiated seronegative spondyloarthropathy (uSpA) based on a large number of patients. METHODS All consecutive patients older than 45 years at the onset of SpA and not meeting criteria for any of the definite categories of the SpA complex seen in the 1988-1993 period were entered in a special(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) the part played by flexor and extensor tenosynovitis and synovitis of the metatarsophalangeal (MTP), proximal interphalangeal (PIP) and distal interphalangeal (DIP) joints in producing the "sausage-like" aspect of spondyloarthropathy (SpA) toe dactylitis. METHODS Twelve sausage-like toes and(More)
This study was performed to compare the rate of morphological (renal infarction and/or ischaemic lesions) and functional renal complications after the suprarenal and infrarenal fixation of aortic stent-grafts for endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR). We retrospectively reviewed all followup computed tomography (CT) angiograms (obtained at 1,(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish by means of ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) the role of tenosynovitis and arthritis in determining the "sausage-like" aspect of finger dactylitis and to compare the results of the 2 examinations. METHODS Twelve dactylitic fingers and their corresponding normal contralateral fingers belonging to 10 patients who met(More)
The case of a man suffering from undifferentiated seronegative spondyloarthropathy (uSpA) without spine involvement and with iliolumbar ligament ossification is reported. Unlike a similar previously published case showing ossification only of the middle part of the left ligament, our patient had ossification of the whole course of both ligaments.
OBJECTIVE To establish by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasonography (US) the frequency of retrocalcaneal bursa involvement in Achilles enthesitis of spondyloarthropathy (SpA) and to compare the results of the 2 examinations. METHODS Nineteen Achilles tendons with severe enthesitis and 9 normal tendons of 14 patients meeting the Amor criteria(More)
The case of a patient with seronegative spondyloarthropathy showing oligoarthritis of the hand together with large pitting oedema is reported. Unlike the patients with late on set peripheral spondyloarthropathy described by Dubost and Sauvezie who show minimal involvement of the axial skeleton, the patient has been suffering from AS for about twenty years.
Chikungunya is a mosquito-borne infection of humans, and its diffusion has increased worldwide. In 2007 an outbreak occurred in Italy. In this study, the antibody response of 133 patients followed up starting from the acute phase of infection was investigated. Antibody titres were periodically scored up to 1 year since the infection: 82.7% of the IgM(More)