Table 2

Ultrasound MASEI score and elemental lesions in early spondyloarthritis and in the different presentation patterns

Early spondyloarthritis patients (n=113)
Score (global/elemental lesions)Total group (n=113)Axial (n=72)Peripheral (n=13)Mixed (n=28)
MASEI score23.36±11.4023.44±12.1823.23±10.2321.42±8.43
Ossification9.73±4.799.71±5.089.85±3.739.08±1.68
Structure3.02±2.132.59±1.912.92±1.943.75±2.09
Thickness0.79±1.280.50±0.970.96±1.450.58±0.79
Erosion3.08±3.833.13±3.793.26±4.152.5±4.01
Bursa1.35±1.391.40±1.431.46±1.361.00±1.41
Doppler5.38±6.176.09±6.954.77±4.964.50±5.35
  • Analysis of variance p values of all comparisons were over 0.05.

  • MASEI, Madrid Sonography Enthesitis Index.