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In patients with spondyloarthritis affected by concomitant fibromyalgia, researchers found disease activity as measured by the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index may be overestimated.Fibromyalgia (FM) may be associated with spondyloarthritis (SpA), as these illnesses share common symptoms, including pain, stiffness and fatigue, the researchers wrote. To assess how FM influences SpA assessment, investigators performed a single-center, cross-sectional study of 103 patients. Of these patients, 81 had axial SpA and 22 had peripheral SpA (pSpA). In addition, 18 patients had concomitant fibromyalgia (FM), of whom 12 had axial SpA and six had pSpA. The researchers measured disease activity by using the Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index (BASDAI) and the Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Score/C-reactive protein (ASDAS-CRP).
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