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Ana saying "speckeled" pattern- what's the most common autoimmune we see with that? , mine is 1:80. Can that show up with alkalizing spondolitis?

Ana saying "speckeled" pattern- what's the most common autoimmune we see with that? , mine is 1:80. Can that show up with alkalizing spondolitis?

ANA not significant: A speckled pattern is nonspecific and is not associated with any one disease. A titer of 1:80 is borderline. Therefore, there is doubt the ANA in your case has any clinical significance. The ANA is not associated with ankylosing spondylitis. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Nelson
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Spondylitis (Definition)

An inflammatory condition of the spine such as ankylosing spondylitis. Spondy = spine ...Read more


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What causes spondylitis?

What causes spondylitis?

Inflammation: Spondylitis refers to inflammation of the joints of the spine. This primarily affects the facet joints which are the joints that allow for movement of the spine. There are numerous causes of spondylitis which include that from degenerative changes to autoimmune sources. Perhaps the one most heard about is ankylosing spondylitis which is an autoimmune inflammation of the joints of the spine. ...Read more

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How is spondylitis treated?

How is spondylitis treated?

Depends: Spondylitis is a big term when just used by itself. You really do not treat the "spondylitis" itself, but the cause of the spondylitis. This can just mean "bone spurs" or it can be an auto-immune rheumatoid type condition. I really cannot answer your question without knowing what type of spondylitis it is, were it is occuring, and symptoms it is causing. Sorry. ...Read more

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What is survical spondylitis?

What is survical  spondylitis?

Cervical spondylitis: Spondylitis is inflammation of the spine, so cervical spondylitis is swelling or inflammation of the spine in the neck, from the first through the 7th cervical vertebra (C1-C7). This is also often called spondyloarthritis, because the inflammation is in the joints of the spine. More common is cervical spondylosis, which is degenerative arthritis changes that commonly occur with aging. ...Read more

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What is psoriatic spondylitis?

Refer to answer: Psoriatic spondylitis refers to inflammation of the sacro-iliac joints and the spine and is one manifestation of psoriatic arthritis. The primary symptoms are chronic low back pain and stiffness. Hip involvement can also be seen. It is one form of what are known as spondyloarthropathies, which include anklylosing spondylitis, reactive arthrtis, arthritis with inflammatory bowel disease, etc. ...Read more

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Anklosing spondylitis is what?

Anklosing spondylitis is what?

Arthritic condition: Ankylosing spondylitis is a severe disorder that causes fusion of the vertebrae in the spine. The bones are brittle and easily broken. Commonly called "bamboo spine", the spine is prone to fracture. ...Read more

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What exactly is cervical spondylitis?

Neck pain: "cervical" refers to the neck. "spondyl-" refers to the spine. "-itis" means inflammation. Cervical spondylitis includes any number of disorders that cause inflammation of the cervical spine (neck) creating stiffness and pain. This includes muscle sprain or strain, arthritis (also known as spondylosis or facet arthropathy), inflammation of the disks (discitis or degenerative disc disease, etc. ...Read more

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Does anyone have anklosing spondylitis cure?

NO: Cure---no! there is treatment available. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Can spondylitis cause overall general weakness?

Can spondylitis cause overall general weakness?

It can but is --: -usually through pain when U strain, such as lifting, bending sit 4 long times or in the am. It's the symptoms manifested through the disease that makes U feel weak. ...Read more

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