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Ankylosing Spondylitis Hla B27
If you are B27+: If b27 positive with clinical and radiographic sacroiilitis, you have as. But most patients do not ankylose. Therefore the "name" is somewhat archaic. But treating for pain is inappropriate. Other drugs are needed to suppress inflammation, both for preventing other rheumatic problems, and heart disease and stroke! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
-defect that effects the spine, causing ligaments and other elements of the spine to calcify, & making it essentially fused in severe cases. As the spine calcification takes place, it is painful, & flexion is more comfy. So accentuated kyphosis CS&TS. Essentially ending fixed downward gaze. It effects hips, & has pulmry compromise 2nd 2 deformity. Indomethacin is manic early for slwng ...Read more
If positive for the hla b27 gene and 2cases of iritis, does this mean I have ankylosing spondylitis for sure? R these 2 factors enough for a diagnosis?
Can Ankylosing Spondylitis effect the thoracic spine more so than the sacral? If so what imaging would be best for diagnosis? I'm HLA-B27 pos - NO Dx
Yes. The disease is-: -unpredictable. Early sign is decreased chest expansion, then it can effect SI joints, entire spine but more so cervical & thoracic. Also there is about 10% false positive tests using HKA-B27. So look @ chest expansion as the earliest sign of true AS. ...Read more
I recently developed a series of symptoms: lower back pain, eye inflammation, skin hives, etc. Test HLA-B27 postive. Do I have Ankylosing Spondylitis?
The signs and: symptoms you describe would lead one to place Ankylosing Spondylitis at the top of the differential diagnosis list. Be sure to follow with your Ophthalmologist for your iritis and with your Rheumatologist for the evaluation of the HLA-B27 results. There are other disease that can have the same constellation you are describing and rarely two processes can be occurring simultaneously. ...Read more
Have backpain. Probably sacroilitis from the location of the pain. Need to test for ankylosing spondylitis? Hla gene?
Maybe: Back pain is a very common symptom. It does not always mean a spinal disease and can be as simple as overuse. It does not always require testing to determine the cause. Pain from a. S. Is typically worse at rest and improves with activity. See your doctor for a definite answer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am hla b 27 positive n suffering from ankylosing spondylitis, done with bilateral hip replacement, n now neck fusion of all facet joints, taken remicad?
Can one have spondilytis without HLA-B27? Have been tested neg. Rheumy thinks it is anyway. Women45, healthy/active. No inflam on blood test yet edema
Sure: It generally fine. However, if your cervical spine movement is severely limited be sure to make use of your outside mirrors at every opportunity and consider buying cars in the future with a backup camera and self-parking capability. ...Read more