Revista Colombiana de Reumatología
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MARQUEZ, Javier et al. Hospital Pablo Tobón Uribe-Spondyloarthropathies. A cohort description. Rev.Colomb.Reumatol. [online]. 2010, vol.17, n.2, pp. 80-85. ISSN 0121-8123.
Spondyloartropahties share a genetic, clinical and environmental context. Objective. To describe demographic, clinical and radiological characteristics of spondyloarthropathies in a tertiary hospital. Methods. Descriptive analysis of a 71 patients. Demographics, clinical, radiological and treatment modalities are shown. Results. A total of 71 patients were identified. Low back pain 84%, entesopathye 67%, peripheral arthritis 64% and alternant buttock pain were often seen. The most common joint involved were sacroiliac joints 62%, ankles 32%, knees 30%, tarsal joints 14%. Radiological sacroiliacs involvement 64%. Dactilytis 22%, uveitis 19%, renal and pulmonary involvement were seen 5% and 1% respectively. Activity and functional indexes were (BASDAI) 4.82 and (BASFI) 4. High ESR and PCR were seen 54% and 34%, while HLA B27+52%. DMARDs (sulfasalazine and methotrexate) were used 68%. NSAIDs 52%. Anti-TNF blockers 42% (Infliximab 20%, adalimumab 16% and etanercept 6%). Conclusion. Our patients shown an active disease. A high incidence of undifferentiated spondyloarthropahies was found. Dactylitis was the most common extraarticular manifestation and radiological findings were similar to previously reported in the literature.
Keywords : spondyloarthropahies; activity indexes; dactylitis; enthesitis.