Table 4

Patient level CT analysis.

Spur

Osteophyte

Periosteal NBF

Ankylosis

Sclerosis


Number of joints with CT erosion

0.88***

0.38

0.60**

0.67**

0.90***

Number of joints with CT intraosseous tophus

0.87***

0.31

0.56*

0.70***

0.82***


Spearman correlations between number of joints affected by CT new bone formation (NBF) and other imaging features of gout (n = 20 patients). * < 0.05, ** < 0.01, *** < 0.001. CT, computed tomography; n, number.

Dalbeth et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2012 14:R165   doi:10.1186/ar3913

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