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2020 May

Clin Rheumatol



Presence of active MRI lesions in patients suspected of non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis with high disease activity and chance at conversion after a 6-month follow-up period.


Rusman T, John M-LB, van der Weijden MAC, Boden BJH, van der Bijl CMA, Bruijnen STG, van der Laken CJ, Nurmohamed MT, van der Horst-Bruinsma IE
Clin Rheumatol. 2020 May; 39(5):1521-1529.
PMID: 31916108.


The primary aim is to evaluate signs of inflammation on MRI of sacroiliac joints (SIJ)/spine in inflammatory back pain (IBP) patients suspected of nr-axSpA with high disease activity. Secondary aims are to describe the onset of new inflammatory lesions at MRI after 6 months and to evaluate gender differences in the presence of inflammation.