Journal of Arthritis

ISSN - 2167-7921

Aykac Cebicci Mehtap

Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Kayseri City Education and Research Hospital, Kayseri, Turkey


  • Research Article   
    Prevalence of Inflammatory Back Pain and Sacroiliitis in Patients with Psoriatic Arthritis
    Author(s): Aykac Cebicci Mehtap*

    Aim: The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of inflammatory back pain and sacroiliitis in patients with psoriatic arthritis. Materials and methods: Forty-two patients who diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation outpatient clinic were included in the study. Patients were questioned for inflammatory back pain by a physiatrist according to the Assessment of SpondyloArthritis International Society (ASAS) criteria. Disease duration, and laboratory parameters of erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and C-reactive protein (CRP) levels were evaluated for all patients. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the sacroiliac joints was performed to identify sacroiliac joint involvement. Results: Patients had a mean age of 44.14 ± 10.1 years and mean disease duration of 17.97+8.2 years. Inflammatory back pain was found in 33.3% of the patients. S.. View More»

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