Lumbar Spondylolisthesis in a Sample of Iraqi Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Authors

  • Nizar Abdulalteef Jasim1 , Zahraa Nizar Aday2 , Al Derwibee Fadya A.3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijop.v8i4.1709

Keywords:

Rheumatoid arthritis,disease activities indices, spondylolysis, spondylolesthesis.

Abstract

The aim of the study is to assess the prevalence of lumbar spondylolisthesis in rheumatoid arthritis patients.
A total of 100 patients with rheumatoid arthritis have been diagnosed according to the 2010 American
College of Rheumatology/European League against rheumatism classification criteria, and compared
with 100 healthy controls. Lumbar spondylolesthesis was reported in 27% of cases and 18% of controls.
Males represented 19% of cases and 22% of control group while females represented 81 % of cases and
78% of controls. Among patients with spondylolesthesis, degenerative type was reported in(66.7%), while
among controls with spondylolesthesis, the isthmic type was reported in (72.2%). The prevalence of lumbar
spondylolesthesis in Rheumatoid arthritis patients with chronic low back pain was significantly higher than
in controls. The prevalence of degenerative type was more common in rheumatoid arthritis patients, while
the prevalence of isthmic type was more common in controls.

Author Biography

Nizar Abdulalteef Jasim1 , Zahraa Nizar Aday2 , Al Derwibee Fadya A.3


FIBMS (Intern. Med.), FIBMS, (Rheum. and Med. Rehab.), Consultant Rheumatologist and Internist, 2DRMR
(Diploma in Rheum. and Med. Rehab.), Baghdad University, College of Medicine, 3FIBMS (Rheumtology and
Medical Rehabilitation), University of Baghdad. Collage of Medicine, Medical City, Baghdad Teaching Hospital
Baghdad, Iraq

Published

2020-10-10

How to Cite

Nizar Abdulalteef Jasim1 , Zahraa Nizar Aday2 , Al Derwibee Fadya A.3. (2020). Lumbar Spondylolisthesis in a Sample of Iraqi Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis. International Journal of Physiology, 8(4), 46-53. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijop.v8i4.1709