Sacroiliitis in Systemic Sclerosis

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Didem Arslan Tas, Cukurova University Identifier:
First received: August 23, 2012
Last updated: August 27, 2012
Last verified: August 2012
One of the major problems of systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients is suggested to be articular involvement. Mostly involved joints in SSc were reported as wrist, carpometacarpal-interphalangeal, foot, knee, hip and shoulder however there have been little knowledge on sacroiliac joint. Here the investigators plan a study on the involvement of this joint in SSc.

Systemic Sclerosis
Inflammatory Back Pain

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective

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Further study details as provided by Cukurova University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The frequency of sacroiliitis in systemic sclerosis [ Time Frame: One year ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]

Enrollment: 175
Study Start Date: January 2012
Rheumatoid arthritis
Healthy controls


Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Consecutive systemic sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis patients and healthy volunteers

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients diagnosed as systemic sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis and healthy volunteers

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Not giving informed consent
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Responsible Party: Didem Arslan Tas, Internist and rheumatologist, Cukurova University Identifier: NCT01673633     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Sacroiliitis in SSc, 05/01/2012-4/21
Study First Received: August 23, 2012
Last Updated: August 27, 2012
Health Authority: Turkey: Ethics Committee

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Scleroderma, Diffuse
Scleroderma, Systemic
Connective Tissue Diseases
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Pathologic Processes
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