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Sacroiliitis in Systemic Sclerosis

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: August 28, 2012
Last Update Posted: August 28, 2012
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Didem Arslan Tas, Cukurova University
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 Sacroiliitis 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 Didem Arslan Tas, Cukurova University:

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

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


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Ages Eligible for Study:   16 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
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
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Responsible Party: Didem Arslan Tas, Internist and rheumatologist, Cukurova University
ClinicalTrials.gov 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 Submitted: August 23, 2012
First Posted: August 28, 2012
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