Study of the Interest of Serum Calprotectin Determination in the Diagnosis of Spondyloarthritis and to Diferenciate With Fibromyalgia (Calprotectine)

  • End date
    Aug 15, 2024
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nice
Updated on 10 October 2022


To date, there are no biomarkers in spondyloarthritis that can differentiate between spondyloarthritis and fibromyalgia or other pathologies. Fecal calprotectin is a biomarker that is increasingly used in inflammatory diseases of the digestive tract. A growing interest in this biomarker is emerging in rheumatology, several publications have focused on its interest in rheumatoid arthritis, highlighting an association between serum calprotectin levels and disease activity. In spondyloarthritis, a few studies seem to show that it could be a marker of disease activity. Although a 2012 study found no difference in serum calprotectin levels between subjects with spondyloarthritis and controls. Still others have shown that it could be a predictive factor of radiological evolution in the same disease key. These data support, despite the questionable results of the Klingberg study, the value of this dosage in spondyloarthritis. The objective of this work is to show that this assay could be useful to differentiate spondyloarthritis from other pathologies with similar clinical presentation such as fibromyalgia. Difficulties classically encountered in common practice in rheumatology

Condition Spondylarthritis
Treatment No intervention
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT05555433
SponsorCentre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nice
Last Modified on10 October 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Patients in the active line of the rheumatology department with one of the following
active spondyloarthritis (BASDAI >4), or spondyloarthritis in low activity (BASDAI<4), or
fibromyalgia without associated inflammatory rheumatism, or healthy subjects (without
inflammatory rheumatism and without fibromyalgia. Patients who have not objected to the use
of their samples

Exclusion Criteria

Minor patient Subject not affiliated to the social security system Subject deprived of
liberty Patient under guardianship or curatorship
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