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Dr. Serena Guiducci  
Department of Biomedicine, Division of Rheumatology
University of Florence
Florence
Italy

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Imaging Characteristics of Spondyloarthropathy

Author(s): Hung-Ta Wu, Chung-Tei Chou, Hong-Jen Chiou, Cheng-Yen Chang.

Abstract:

Seronegative spondyloarthropathy is a group of diseases composed of ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthropathy, Reiters syndrome, arthritis of inflammatory bowel disease, and undifferentiated spondyloarthropathy. These diseases share similar but variable radiological features. Spondyloarthropathy is reported to be related to HLA- B27, and is characterized by sacroiliitis, spondylitis, enthesis, and bone proliferation. In this report, features of spondyloarthropathy focusing on imaging characters are reviewed.

Keywords: Sponyloarthropathy, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthropathy, pelvic X-ray, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging

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Article Details

VOLUME: 4
ISSUE: 2
Year: 2008
Page: [124 - 130]
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.2174/157339708784310338
Price: $58