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What is ankylosing spondylitis

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No known cause: Ankylosing spondylitis has no known specific cause, though genetic factors seem to be involved. In particular, people who have a gene called hla-b27 a ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Inflammatory spine: Inflammatory disease predominantly of the vertebral column, which eventually causes loss of all back and neck motion and may affect the eyes and other ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
It is a : An autoimmune immunologic disease of skeletal system primarily affecting the spine that causes severe inflammation leading to pain & leads to an auto ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
No cure. Good Rx.: As is a hereditable arthritis that effects the spine and sij.. It is strongly asociated with the hla-b27 antigen, and to a lesser extent b40, and b7. ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Lages
67 years experience Rheumatology
Spinal arthritis: Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammatory arthritis of the spinal joints, sacroiliac joints and peripheral joints. It can lead to impaired painful mot ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
12 years experience Pediatrics
Joint inflammation: Ankylosing spondylitis is a long-term disease that causes inflammation of the joints between the spinal bones, and the joints between the spine and pe ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Safa Lohrasbi
9 years experience General Practice
Stiffness & Swelling: Ankylosing spondylitis literally means 'the joining together and inflammation of joints in the spine.' this inflammation is caused by the body's immun ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
36 years experience Rheumatology
Inflammatory v degen: Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is an inflammatory arthritis that affects the spine, pelvis, and sometimes the peripheral joints as well. Spondylolisthes ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: Ankylosing spondylitis (as) is an arthritis associated with a genetic tissue marker; hla-b27. It is treated depending upon the symptoms.Mild cases r ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
28 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Conservative: Ankylosing spondylitis is a progressive condition mainly treated by rheumatologists. It is not due to trauma, but can be aggravated by trauma. The s ... Read More
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