Sacroiliitis in Systemic Sclerosis

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 28, 2012
Last Update Posted : August 28, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Didem Arslan Tas, Cukurova University

Brief Summary:
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.

Condition or disease
Systemic Sclerosis Sacroiliitis Inflammatory Back Pain

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 175 participants
Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Study Start Date : January 2012

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MedlinePlus related topics: Scleroderma

Rheumatoid arthritis
Healthy controls

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. The frequency of sacroiliitis in systemic sclerosis [ Time Frame: One year ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
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

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 ( Other Identifier: 05/01/2012-4/21 )
First Posted: August 28, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 28, 2012
Last Verified: August 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Back Pain
Scleroderma, Systemic
Scleroderma, Diffuse
Pathologic Processes
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Connective Tissue Diseases
Skin Diseases
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases