Table 1: Clinical and laboratory findings in rheumatoid spondylitis patient before and after rituximab therapy.

Baseline6 months12 months

Tender joint count1562
Swollen joint count810
BASDAI, 0–10 cm7.85.64.2
BASFI, 0–10 cm7.06.44.7
DAS285.43.52.02
Schober test (cm)222
Occiput-wall distance (cm)333
Chest expansion (cm)333
Finger-floor distance (10 cm)8912
VAS patient global health, 0–100 mm955433
VAS physician’s global assessment904540
ESR, mm/h984538
CRP, mg/dL (normal value 0–0.5 mg/dL)14.33.50.1

BASDAI: Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index.
BASFI: Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Functional Index.