Table 1.

Demographic details of participants.

Group 1Group 2Group 3
PretreatmentPosttreatment
No.182020
Age, yrs, mean (range)38 (23–68)40.6 (23–62)37 (20–60)
Sex (% male)565537
BASDAI5.524.76.5
CRP24.24.98.95.5
ESR41.81215.315.1
% HLA-B27 carriage1008070
  • BASDAI: Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index; CRP: C-reactive protein; ESR: erythrocyte sedimentation rate.