Epidemiology of spondyloarthritis at the 21st century

Abstract : Epidemiology data is essential to understand the burden of rheumatic diseases and their dynamic. However, they are complex to obtain and have numerous methodological challenges. Variability of the data can be linked to genetic or environmental factors but also to methodological issues. The accumulation of data will strengthen the numbers. In spondyloarthritis, the new classification criteria will probably modify present data since the case definition has been changed. However, because of the complexity and the delay needed to obtain this epidemiological data, population-based prevalence rates using new criteria are not yet known. Today, prevalence estimates of spondyloarthritis among Caucasian population varies between 0.30 and 1.90 %, those of ankylosing spondylitis between 0.10 and 1.60 % with high prevalence rates in the north of Europe and extremes in some ethnic groups. Prevalence of psoriatic arthritis and inflammatory arthritis associated with inflammatory bowel disease are estimated between 0.10 and 0.29 % and 0.09 and 0.015 % respectively in population-based studies. However, data are scarce. The comorbidities associated with spondyloarthritis are now well-known, particularly cardiovascular diseases.
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Anne-Christine Rat. Epidemiology of spondyloarthritis at the 21st century. Revue du Rhumatisme monographies, Elsevier, 2014, 81 (4), pp.225 - 229. ⟨10.1016/j.monrhu.2014.05.001⟩. ⟨hal-01801815⟩

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