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What could cause ankylosing spondylitis?

What could cause ankylosing spondylitis?

Unknown, genes: The exact cause is uncertain, but it does seem to have a genetic connection. It is more common in males. It usually starts in early adulthood (occasionally earlier or later), ofter with morning stiffness and back pain. Severe pain, stiffness in a young person in the absence of trauma may be a good reason to see your doctor. Consider a seeing a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Spondylitis (Definition)

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


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Is there any genetic research which may prevent genes which cause Ankylosing Spondylitis from passing to an offspring now or in future?

Is there any genetic research which may prevent genes which cause Ankylosing Spondylitis from passing to an offspring now or in future?

No: Genetics are complicated in many diseases and expression of disease depends on environmental and infectious diseases and hormones. In AS having the B27 expression does increase the risk, but many with B27 never get AS and many without B27 still get AS. To answer these dilemmas is going to take a lot of research and there,s no point in genetic counselling for the near future for AS. ...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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What are the main causes of juvenile spondylitis, spondyloarthritis?

What are the main causes of juvenile spondylitis, spondyloarthritis?

Inheritance and a...: Genetics play a most important role, together with an inciting trigger, usually a gut or venereal infection. The gene most associated with this is hla-b27, but hla-b40/41 is second. In african american's b7 is more common. Spondylitis requires systemic drugs to treat, not only nsaids like alleve. ...Read more

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Can masturbation be caused by ankylosing spondylitis?

No: I have never heard of that association before. Let's just say no. ...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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I can breath through stomach but can not expand chest can ankylosis spondylitis cause this?

It could B, as-: -the earliest sign of AS is loss of chest expansion . There R many other findings also both lab ( HLA-B21) and X-ray findings. U should start by seeing an orthopedic surgeon & get referrals if needed. ...Read more

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Could ankylosing spondylitis cause ligamentus flavum hypertrophy s1 through entire lumbar region and significant spur formation entire cervical spine?

Could ankylosing spondylitis cause ligamentus flavum hypertrophy s1 through entire lumbar region and significant spur formation entire cervical spine?

Probably not: This sounds more likely to be osteoarthritic changes. While ank spongy causes calcification of the spinal ligaments, true spur formation is an osteoarthritic characteristic. ...Read more

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What conditions cause cog wheeling in the leg muscles? Could Ankylosing Spondylitis cause it? Would a neurologist be the best doc to see for this?

What conditions cause cog wheeling in the leg muscles? Could Ankylosing Spondylitis cause it? Would a neurologist be the best doc to see for this?

Parkinsonism: cogwheeling is a term used to describe a pattern of rigidity which is seen in patients with parkinsonism. ankylosing spondylitis will not cause it. neurologists ares most familiar with this neurological finding ...Read more

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Can ankylosing spondylitis cause swoolen lymph node in the neck and knees I do not have swlling in my body or joints besides lymph nodes?

Can occur: Swollen lymph nodes have been described by patients. When present we need to be clear whether these are due to the ankylosing spondylitis or another condition. Would ask your physician to check to be certain why these are there. ...Read more