Category Archives: The Rheuma Muse

The 9 Muses are daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, Greek goddesses personifying the inspiration for the sciences and the arts.
My highly opinionated news-blog draws inspiration from both the science and the art of Rheumatology.

AS Morbidities & Comorbidities

Disease activity trajectories in early axial spondyloarthritis: results from the DESIR cohort Background Disease activity may change over time in axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA). The objectives were to identify patterns of disease activity evolution… About a third of early AS patients (first 3 years from diagnosis), in the natural course of the disease, will chart…
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Axial Spondyloarthritis

Ankylosing spondylitis: Pictures, early signs, and progression in this article, learn about ankylosing spondylitis which is a type of arthritis. What are the symptoms, how is it diagnosed, and how might it be treated? Spondyloarthritis: Pathogenesis, Clinical Manifestations, Diagnosis and Management The term spondyloarthritis (SpA) is used to describe a heterogeneous group of diseases…
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Peripheral Spondyloarthritis

New Axial and Peripheral Spondyloarthritis Classification Criteria The spectrum of spondyloarthritis disorders—typically including ankylosing spondylitis, arthritis associated with inflammatory bowel disease, reactive arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and undifferentiated SpA—are related clinically and genetically but are distinct entities. Early Peripheral SpA Responds to Anti-TNF Remission reached by week 24 in 75% of patients
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Why Do Diseases Start One Sided? Clues from HLA-B27 Acute Anterior Uveitis Uveitis is an inflammatory disease with significant disease burden, as it causes ≤10% of legal blindness in the USA. Uveitis Events Reduced with Select TNF Inhibitors Uveitis may occur in up to 40% of spondyloarthritis patients. Metanalyses have shown that treatment……
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