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Occurrence of sacroiliitis in patients with seronegative oligoarthritis.
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PMID:  16946997     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of this study was to investigate sacroiliitis in patients with seronegative oligoarthritis. Thirty consecutive patients with seronegative oligoarthritis and no other signs of spondylarthropathy were included. Sacroiliac (SI) joints were investigated by both radiography and magnetic resonance imaging. HLA B27 antigen was studied and family history was reexamined in 2006. Five patients had sacroiliitis. Additionally, 15 patients had HLA B27 antigen or family history of either psoriasis or ankylosing spondylitis. Our conclusion is that during the first decade of seronegative oligoarthritis, HLA B27 antigen, family history, and especially imaging of SI joints reveal in two thirds of the patients the spondylarthritic nature of their disease.
R K Luukkainen; K O J Virtanen; K Kaarela
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2006-09-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical rheumatology     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0770-3198     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Rheumatol.     Publication Date:  2007 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-03     Completed Date:  2007-06-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211469     Medline TA:  Clin Rheumatol     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  715-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Rheumatology, Satakunta Central Hospital, Rauma, Finland.
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MeSH Terms
Arthritis, Rheumatoid / immunology,  physiopathology*,  radiography
HLA-B27 Antigen / analysis
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Sacroiliac Joint / physiopathology*,  radiography
Reg. No./Substance:
0/HLA-B27 Antigen

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