Neuropathic Pain Component in Axial Spondyloarthritis and the Influence on Disease Burden

Gok K., Cengiz G., Erol K., Ozgocmen S.

JCR-JOURNAL OF CLINICAL RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.24, no.6, pp.324-327, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/rhu.0000000000000711
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.324-327
  • Keywords: ankylosing spondylitis, axial spondyloarthritis, neuropathic pain, nonradiographic axial spondyloarthritis, LOW-BACK-PAIN, ANKYLOSING-SPONDYLITIS, QUESTIONNAIRE, FIBROMYALGIA, PAINDETECT, DN4
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


Objectives: Patients with nonradiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA) and radiographic axSpA/ankylosing spondylitis (AS) have similar burden of disease; however, the potential influence of pain characteristics including the neuropathic pain (NeP) component has not been assessed yet. The aim of this study was first to assess frequency of NeP component in patients with axSpA and second to assess the potential influence of NeP on burden of disease.