Spinal inflammation on MRI, degree of inflammation predictive of AS disease progression

By Shirley Pulawski

Among patients with ankylosing spondylitis, spinal inflammation visible on MRI, as well as the degree of spinal inflammation observed, were significantly associated with radiographic disease progression, according to research presented at the Canadian Rheumatology Association Annual Meeting.

Two readers blinded to time point interpreted MRI scans from 195 patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Patients had a mean age 40.3 years with mean disease duration of 16.6 years and were followed up for a mean of 2.3 years.


Related Articles

Back to top button