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Abstract Background: Enthesitis is one of the most common peripheral musculoskeletal manifestations in patients with axial spondyloarthritis. After two years of follow-up in patients with ankylosing spondylitis, the aim of this study was to determine the effect of Achilles'u2019 tendon enthesitis found at baseline during physical examination on the outcome measures. Result 4: Among the 749 patients included, 46 patients had Achilles'u2019 tendon enthesitis during physical examination at the baseline study visit. Patients with and without Achilles enthesitis were both 15. 9% and 31. 5%, respectively. Conclusions In patients with AS, the presence of Achilles u2019 tendon enthesitis was correlated with poorer outcomes on the outcome measures after 2 years of follow-up, contributing to a reduced risk of experiencing low disease prevalence in patients with AS.
Source link: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13075-023-02988-x
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