Evaluation of the European Spondylarthropathy Study Group (ESSG) preliminary classification criteria in Brazilian patients

Evaluation of the European Spondylarthropathy Study Group (ESSG) preliminary classification criteria in Brazilian patients

Author Cury, Silvia Elisa Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Vilar, Maria José Pereira Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Ciconelli, Rozana Mesquita Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Ferraz, Marcos Bosi Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Atra, Edgard Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution UNIV FED RIO GRANDE NORTE
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Objective: To evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of the ESSG criteria when applied to Brazilian patients with SpA and control patients with other rheumatic diseases.Methods: Seventy patients with spondylarthropathies and 62 patients with other rheumatic diseases were interviewed, examined and had their charts reviewed. The diagnoses of the diseases were based on published diagnostic guidelines or classification criteria. Data were also collected according to the ESSG criteria.Results: The sensitivity and specificity of the ESSG classification criteria were 98.5% and 88.7%, respectively. The sensitivities of the criteria in the different subgroups of SpA ranged from a low Of 97.7% in AS to a high of 100% in other SpA studied.Conclusion: Despite differences in the socio-cultural and geographic characteristics and in individual disease frequencies, the ESSG preliminary classification criteria performed well when applied to Brazilian patients.
Keywords ankylosing spondylitis
Reiter's syndrome
inflammatory bowel disease
diagnosis
clinical features
classification criteria
Language English
Date 1997-01-01
Published in Clinical And Experimental Rheumatology. Pisa: Clinical & Exper Rheumatology, v. 15, n. 1, p. 79-82, 1997.
ISSN 0392-856X (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Clinical & Exper Rheumatology
Extent 79-82
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:A1997WK67000014
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/11600/43304

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