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17 North America (primarily white) North America (Native) Europe (primarily white) a Africa Asia a Used 1987 ARA criteria for rheumatoid arthritis (the Italian study found the same prevalence for definite or classical rheumatoid arthritis). Modified from Silman A, Hochberg MC. Epidemiology of the rheumatic diseases. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993, with permission. Why are there such population differences in the prevalence of RA? 9 used ARA definite or classic disease criteria. The differences could be illusory in that different screening strategies were used in different studies.
Those with psoriasis and only peripheral arthritis have a high rate of carriage of HLA-DR4, which is also associated with seropositive RA. Psoriatic arthritis appears more frequently than expected in siblings of affected patients (111 ). HIV infection may predispose to psoriatic arthritis (112 ). Persons with psoriatic arthritis drawn from population studies do not have an increased risk for mortality compared with those of the same age and gender. However, in patients with psoriatic arthritis drawn from rheumatology clinics, there is a modestly increased risk for mortality, a risk that, nonetheless, is lower than that seen in clinic patients with RA.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Arthritis Although only a small proportion of patients with ulcerative colitis or regional enteritis develop spondylitis, their risk is estimated to be 30 times greater than in the general population, and approximately 50% are HLA-B27 positive (106 ). There are two forms of colitic arthritis: a peripheral form and an axial form. The axial disease, which affects the sacroiliac joints, is strongly associated with HLA-B27 and is unrelated to the activity of the bowel disease, but the peripheral form is not and tends to wax and wane with the activity of the inflammatory bowel disease (see Chapter 66 ).