German Spondyloarthritis Inception Cohort

  • End date
    Jul 22, 2030
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Charite University, Berlin, Germany
Updated on 22 October 2021
back pain
crohn's disease
axial spondyloarthritis


The German Spondyloarthritis Inception cohort (GESPIC) was started 2000 as a prospective, longitudinal, multicentre, nationwide study in Germany on patients with early SpA including ankylosing spondylitis (AS, also known as radiographic axial spondyloarthritis) and non-radiographic axial SpA. The objectives of GESPIC are to learn about the course of SpA during the very early stage of the disease, to appropriately assess the outcome including radiographic progression of patients after several years of follow-up, to identify outcome predictors, to assess quality of life, function, and costs (direct and indirect costs). GESPIC has been recently expanded to recruit patients with other forms of SpA / conditions associated with SpA: acute anterior uveitis, Crohn's disease as well as with psoriasis / axial psoriatic arthritis.

Condition Ankylosing Spondylitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Ankylosing spondylitis, Non-radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis, Non-radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis (Nr-axSpA), Axial Psoriatic Arthritis (axPsA), Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Inflammatory bowel disease, Ulcerative Colitis (Pediatric), acute anterior uveitis, Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) / Radiographic Axial SpA (r-axSpA), Crohn's Disease (Pediatric), Crohn's Disease, crohns disease
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT01277419
SponsorCharite University, Berlin, Germany
Last Modified on22 October 2021


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Inclusion Criteria

Patients with definite diagnosis of axial spondyloarthritis or juvenile spondyloarthritis
Patients with definite diagnosis of Crohn's disease
Patients with definite diagnosis of acute anterior uveitis
Patients with definite diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis with axial involvement
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