A community-based study on the prevalence of spondyloarthritis and inflammatory back pain in Mexicans.

@article{PelezBallestas2013ACS,
  title={A community-based study on the prevalence of spondyloarthritis and inflammatory back pain in Mexicans.},
  author={Ingris Pel{\'a}ez-Ballestas and Jos{\'e} Eduardo Navarro-Zarza and Bernardo Julian and Armando Lopez and Roxanna Flores-Camacho and Julio C{\'e}sar Casasola-Vargas and Luz Helena San{\'i}n and Lourdes L Rivas and Janitzia Vazquez-Mellado and Rub{\'e}n Burgos-Vargas},
  journal={Journal of clinical rheumatology : practical reports on rheumatic & musculoskeletal diseases},
  year={2013},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={57-61}
}
BACKGROUND The prevalence of spondyloarthritis (SpA) varies across populations. In Mexicans, the prevalence of SpA is still unknown. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of SpA in the community as well as that of inflammatory back pain (IBP) and ankylosing spondylitis (AS). METHODS We identified individuals older than 18 years with nontraumatic back pain (BP) in a door-to-door nurse survey using the Community Oriented Program for the Control of Rheumatic… CONTINUE READING
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