Table 4

Association between MRI inflammation and axial pain sites in patients fulfilling Assessment of SpondyloArthritis international Society criteria, the DESIR cohort (multivariate analysis)

Inflammatory lesions by MRI
Thoracic (n=109)Lumbar (n=111)Sacroiliac (n=269)
OR*p ValueOR*p ValueOR*p Value
Thoracic pain1.66 (1.01–2.71)0.041.21 (0.76–1.94)0.420.77 (0.49–1.20)0.25
Lumbar pain1.09 (0.49–2.41)0.832.79 (1.05–7.45)0.040.82 (0.39–1.72)0.60
Buttock pain1.22 (0.68–2.20)0.490.94 (0.53–1.65)0.833.42 (2.00–5.85)0.0001
Gender (male)3.17 (1.91–5.24)0.032.04 (1.26–3.29)0.00032.34 (1.50–3.66)0.0001
Age (+1 SD)1.31 (1.03–1.67)0.031.28 (1.01–1.62)0.040.71 (0.57–0.90)0.04
HLA-B271.19 (0.62–2.28)0.580.75 (0.41–1.36)0.350.2 (0.10–0.41)0.0001
lnCRP (+1SD)1.37 (1.05–1.80)0.021.25 (0.97–1.62)0.081.09 (0.88–1.36)0.39
  • Normal MRIs were defined as MRIs scored 0 and abnormal MRIs as MRIs scored 1 or 2.

  • *ORs estimated using logistic regression models.

  • CRP, C-reactive protein.