Active inflammation and structural change in early active axial spondyloarthritis as detected by whole-body MRI
Annals of Rheumatic Diseases, 07/11/2012
Althoff CE et al. – Whole–body MRI (wb–MRI) detects active inflammation and structural changes (SC) more frequently in the sacroiliac joints (SIJs) than in the spine. Half of the patients showed inflammation in non–axial sites. Active inflammatory and structural lesions were present both in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and those with nr–axSpA, being only slightly more common in patients with AS.