Monitoring Achilles enthesitis in ankylosing spondylitis during TNF-alpha antagonist therapy: an ultrasound study

Aydin S. Z. , KARADAĞ Ö., Filippucci E., Atagunduz P., AKDOĞAN A., KALYONCU U., ...Daha Fazla

RHEUMATOLOGY, cilt.49, sa.3, ss.578-582, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 49 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1093/rheumatology/kep410
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.578-582


Objective. Enthesitis is considered as the primary anatomical lesion in ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Therapeutic effects of TNF-alpha antagonist treatments for enthesitis on imaging changes are still limited to case reports or small sample-sized trials. We aimed to investigate the potential of ultrasonography (US) to detect early changes after TNF-alpha antagonist therapy of Achilles enthesis of AS patients.