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2021 Jul 01

J Rheumatol

Gender Differences in Disease Activity and Impact in Axial Spondyloarthritis.


Ankylosing spondylitis (AS), characterized by inflammatory back pain and sacroiliitis on radiography, was traditionally considered a condition predominant in men. Since the introduction of the 2009 Assessment in Spondyloarthritis international Society classification criteria aiming to facilitate earlier classification of cases without radiographic sacroiliitis, more women have been classified as having axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA).