Ultrasonography of peripheral entheses in the diagnosis and understanding of diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH)

Reuven Mader, Irina Novofastovski, Salvatore Iervolino, Alex Pavlov, Leonid Chervinsky, Naama Schwartz, Nicola Pappone

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSUS) as a diagnostic modality in DISH and to explore whether it might help in elucidating its pathogenesis and events that precede the calcification/ossification process. Fifty patients with DISH and 34 patients with osteoarthritis of the lower limbs without DISH were investigated. Data regarding demographics and traditional cardiovascular risk factors were collected from all patients. An ultrasonography was performed according to the Glasgow Ultrasound Enthesitis Scoring System (GUESS) by observers who were blinded to the diagnosis or the clinical findings in the patients. The total mean GUESS score for patients with DISH was 14.12 ± 5.2 and for patients without DISH 5.32 ± 4.99 (P 

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)493-497
Number of pages5
JournalRheumatology International
Volume35
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • DISH
  • Enthesopathy
  • Ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Medicine(all)

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