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《Chinese Journal of Medical Imaging Technology》 2011-01
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Correlation between MR appearances of sacroiliac joint and inflammation activity in ankylosing spondylitis

YANG Ze-hong1,CHEN Jian-yu1,JIANG Xin-hua1,GAO Ming1,MO Ying-qian2,DAI Lie2(1.Department of Radiology,2.Department of Rheumatology,Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hospital,Sun Yat-Sen University,Guangzhou 510120,China)  
Objective To analyze the correlation between the Spondyloarthritis Research Consortium of Canada(SPARCC) score of MRI in ankylosing spondylitis(AS) and clinical bath ankylosing spondylitis disease activity index(BASDAI) score.Methods Forty patients with AS confirmed clinically were included.All the patients underwent sacroiliac joint MR examination,and then were evaluated using SPARCC score.According to the BASDAI score,the patients were divided into two groups:Static group and active group.Comparative analysis was done between two groups.Results There was statistical difference of SPARCC score between the two groups(P0.05).Spearman correlation coefficient between SPARCC score and BASDAI score was 0.39(P=0.014).Conclusion In evaluating the activity in sacroiliitis of AS,SPARCC score of sacroiliac joints is positively correlated with the clinical BASDAI score.
【CateGory Index】: R593.23
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