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Axial involvement is critical in psoriatic arthritis

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Dr Elena Gubar, Nasonova Research Institute of Rheumatology, Russia
WPPAC 2021
The presence of axial involvement in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is associated with significantly worse disease status [1]. In the current study, axial involvement was identified in more than half of patients [2]. These results, awarded the best clinical poster, demonstrated that diagnostics of axial involvement are critical in clinical practice. Dr Elena Gubar (Nasonova Research Institute of Rheumatology, Russia) and colleagues analysed disease activity and characteristics of patients with PsA with and without radiographic sacroiliitis in clinical practice. Patients with PsA (n=385; 213 women and 172 men) according to CASPAR criteria were included. Median age was 45 years; median disease duration was 3.4 years. Patients were divided based on the presence of radiographic sacroiliitis, defined as bilateral grade ≄2 or unilateral grade ≄3: with radiographic sacroiliitis: n=214 (55.6%), 108 women and 106 men; and with...

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