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Prevalence of spondyloarthropathies in France: 2001
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    Recalculation of the prevalence rates of ankylosing spondylitis and

    Dear Editor,

    We thank Dr Akkoc for his interest in our article (1) and welcome his comments. He have taken the challenge to recalculate our data using age and sex distributions of the patients with different categories and the age and sex distributions of the sample reported in our two companion papers (1, 2). As detailed in the methodology chapter, we took into account both the proportion of the county population...

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    Recalculation of the prevalence rates of ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis in France
    • Nurullah Akkoc, Professor of Medicine
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    Dear Editor,

    We read the study by Saraux et al (1) on the prevalence of Spondyloathropaties (SpA)s in France with great interest. In this well designed study, 9395 subjects were interviewed over the phone using a structured questionnaire. SpA was confirmed in 29 patients by the patient’s rheumatologist or by clinical examination. Of these 29 patients, 13 had ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and 11 had psoriatic arthri...

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