High frequency of inflammatory back pain and other features of spondyloarthritis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

@article{Can2012HighFO,
  title={High frequency of inflammatory back pain and other features of spondyloarthritis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis},
  author={Gerçek Can and Dilek Solmaz and Omer Binicier and Servet Akar and Merih Birlik and Ozgul Soysal and Nurullah Akkoc and Metin Manisali and Fatoş Onen},
  journal={Rheumatology International},
  year={2012},
  volume={33},
  pages={1289-1293}
}
The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who have inflammatory back pain (IBP) and meet the existing classification criteria for ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and spondyloarthritis (SpA). We included 167 patients fulfilling the ACR 1987 revised criteria for RA. After obtaining a medical history and performing a physical examination, standard pelvic X-rays for examination of the sacroiliac joints (SIJ) were ordered in all patients. A… CONTINUE READING
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