Table 3

Extra-articular manifestations and associated diseases in late onset and early onset spondylarthropathy

LOSPA (n=8)EOSPA (n=32)p Value
Acute uveitis (%)259.4NS
Non-gonococcal urethritis or cervicitis <1 month before arthritis (%)09NS
Acute diarrhoea <1 month before arthritis (%)256.3NS
Inflammatory bowel disease (%)37.56.3P=0.02
Psoriasis (%)37.515.6NS
ESR (mean (SD))87 (24)24 (35)p=0.001
HLA B27 (%)5073NS