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Research Article

Prevalence of Past and Reactivated Viral Infections and Efficacy of Cyclosporine A as Monotherapy or in Combination in Patients with Psoriatic Arthritis—Synergy Study: A Longitudinal Observational Study

Table 1

Demographic and clinical characteristics at baseline.

Sex, number (%)
 Male121 (54)
 Female104 (46)

Age (years, mean ± SD)
 Male48.9 ± 12.8
 Female50.8 ± 12.5

Treating physician, number (%)
 Dermatologist166 (73.8)
 Rheumatologist52 (23.1)
 Both4 (1.8)

Age at diagnosis of psoriasis
(years, mean ± SD)
38.3 ± 15.6

Age at diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis (years, mean ± SD)47.6 ± 12.4

PASI, median (IQ25–75)4.7 (0.8–11.8)

BASDAI, median (IQ25–75)40.8 (23.5–56.8)

Classification according to joint involvement, %1
 Monoarticular19 (8.4)
 Oligoarticular81 (36.0)
 Polyarticular92 (41.0)
  Spondylotic36 (16.0)
 Enthesic40 (18)

Comorbidities, no. (%)
 Cardiovascular62 (27.6)
 Diabetes mellitus type 213 (5.8)
 Diabetes mellitus type 14 (1.8)
 Renal disease5 (2.2)
 Cancer1 (0.4)
 Hepatitis B1 (0.4)
 Other49 (21.8)

Data refer to 225 patients except for BASDAI (61 evaluable patients). PASI: Psoriasis Area Severity Index; BASDAI: Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index. 1Patients can be classified in more than one group.