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2020 Jul 01

Rheumatology (Oxford)



Association of lumbosacral transitional vertebra and sacroiliitis in patients with inflammatory back pain suggesting axial spondyloarthritis.


Carvajal Alegria G, Voirin-Hertz M, Garrigues F, Herbette M, Deloire L, Simon A, Feydy A, Reijnierse M, van der Heijde D, Marhadour T, Saraux A
Rheumatology (Oxford). 2020 Jul 01; 59(7):1679-1683.
PMID: 31670801.


Lumbosacral transitional vertebras (LSTVs) are common in the general population, but their potential impact on the sacroiliac joints is unclear. We aimed to determine the prevalence of LSTVs and to assess their associations with sacroiliitis by standard radiography and MRI in a population with suspected axial spondyloarthritis.