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Doctor insights on: Is Ankylosing Spondylitis Associated With Pericarditis

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Is ankylosing spondylitis associated with pericarditis?

Is ankylosing spondylitis associated with pericarditis?

Yes: Causes of pericarditis include collagen/vascualr diseases. (systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, scleroderma, acute rheumatic fever, wegener’s granulomatosis). ...Read more

Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
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Pericarditis (Definition)

A condition in which you experience an inflammation of the pericardium, two thin layers of a sac-like tissue that surrounds the heart, holds it in place ...Read more


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Can ankylosing spondylitis effect you much?

Maybe: It can cause pain, lead to fixed deformities of the spine and place you at higher risk for a spinal fracture in a fall or accident scenario due to loss of flexibility. You should see a rheumatologist for treatment. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose ankylosing spondylitis?

Rheumatologist: You should be evaluated by a rheumatologist and have a complete physical examination including radiographs of your spine and a series of blood test including hla b27. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drive with ankylosing spondylitis?

Is it okay to drive with ankylosing spondylitis?

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

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What do you recommend for ankylosing spondylitis?

What do you recommend for ankylosing spondylitis?

Stay active: Stay active. If it is early in the process, medication can reduce the pain and physical therapy can counsel on ways to achieve good posture. If it progresses and one becomes fused (not all cases go that far), you want to have good posture, which reduces the risk of progressive deformity. If fused, take precautions to avoid falls and other trauma. New pain should be promptly evaluated. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat ankylosing spondylitis?

It depends: It depends somewhat of the severity of the disease but TNF agents such as Enbrel or Remicade (infliximab) are the mist effective therapies. ...Read more

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How can you tell if someone has ankylosing spondylitis?

How can you tell if someone has ankylosing spondylitis?

Let us see: Early signs and symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis may include pain and stiffness in your lower back and hips, especially in the morning and after periods of inactivity.
Your blood can be tested for the hla-b27 gene. X-ray, cat scan, mri. ...Read more

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What symptoms make you think of ankylosing spondylitis?

What symptoms make you think of ankylosing spondylitis?

Ank spondy: Morning sitfness with back pain kyphosis and fused si joints on pelvis xray Enbrel (etanercept) has a spondylitis indication see rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What tests are needed to detect ankylosing spondylitis?

Ankylosing spondy: Patients may have elevated cbc, esr, hla-b27 antigen, and abnormal x-rays of the spine and pelvis.

Reference http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001457/. ...Read more

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What are the tests to see if you have ankylosing spondylitis?

A plain spine xray: A young person with back pain unrelated to injury, which is increasing over time should be evaluated. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Ankylosing spondylitis?

What is the definition or description of: Ankylosing spondylitis?

AS is a genetic--: -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 & rlf of pn. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms if you are starting to get ankylosing spondylitis?

Her it is: Early signs and symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis may include pain and stiffness in your lower back and hips, especially in the morning and after periods of inactivity.
These symptoms may come on so gradually that you don't notice them at first. Over time, symptoms may worsen, improve or stop completely at irregular intervals. ...Read more

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Which unprescripted medicine ismost effective for ankylosing spondylitis?

None: Over the counter meds are generally ineffective but you can try aleve (naproxen) or advil. Unfortunately, these do not prevent progression of the disease. See a rheumatologist for proper treatment. ...Read more

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What shows up on MRI in ankylosing spondylitis?

What shows up on MRI in ankylosing spondylitis?

Let us see: Magnetic resonance imaging (mri). Using radio waves and a strong magnetic field, MRI scans are better at visualizing soft tissues such as cartilage. ...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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Do you know good treatments for ankylosing spondylitis?

Yes: NSAIDs such as Celebrex, (celecoxib) indomethacin or diclofenac may be sufficient for mild cases. Sulfasalazine can help if NSAIDs do not. The most effective treatments are the biologic agents such as Remicade, Enbrel or Humira. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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How do you treat back pain from ankylosing spondylitis?

How do you treat back pain from ankylosing spondylitis?

Several ways: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Are there any new treatments for ankylosing spondylitis?

New compared with?: Rheumatologists now have new medications (dmards & tnf-? blockers) to use in addition to nsaids. Disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs include sulfasalazine, methotrexate, & corticosteroids. Tnf blockers include enbrel, remicade, (infliximab) & humira. Consult a rheumatologist for more info on these new treatment modalities. ...Read more

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What is the test for people with ankylosing spondylitis?

First an evaluation: First, tou need to be checked as there are other diseases that can mimic one another and tests are not perfect. Certain people can have a positive test and have no disease such as a hla b 27. ...Read more

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Effective nonsurgical treatments for ankylosing spondylitis?

Effective nonsurgical treatments for ankylosing spondylitis?

Medical treatment: Surgery is an option rarely taken and is of last resort. There is no cure but treatment exists that can change the lives of people with as. Whereas a progression to spine fusion and immobility was common in the past, current medications can lessen or even sometimes prevent such complications. The keys are early diagnosis and treatment by a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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How do rheumatologists make a diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis?

Bloodwork and X-rays: After clinically examining you, a diagnosis of this type of inflammatory arthritis is done with xrays and bloodwork. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of patients with ankylosing spondylitis?

What is the life expectancy of patients with ankylosing spondylitis?

Usually normal: Ank spondy responds beautifully to tnf agents such as Enbrel or Remicade (infliximab). Life expectancy is usually normal. The things that effect life span are neurologic or cardiac complications or severe complications of medications. ...Read more

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How effective is celecoxib (Celebrex) for treating ankylosing spondylitis?

How effective is celecoxib (Celebrex) for treating ankylosing spondylitis?

May help pain: Celebrex (celecoxib) can relieve some of the symptoms, but will not change the anatomical issues. Physical therapy has a much better chance of assisting you. ...Read more

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How effective are etanercept injections for treating ankylosing spondylitis?

Many factors are -: -used to choose the proper drug 4 AS. Entanercept (Enbrel (etanercept)) is a TNF inhibitor. It acts on TNF- alpha the master regulator of inflammation. it is a Cytokine that is the factor in inflammation. Enbrel (etanercept) acts as a decoy and binds TNF-alpha, and decreases the inflammation and improves people with AS. There R others 2 choose from so a detailed work up is needed. ...Read more

Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Ankylosing Spondylitis (Definition)

A defect that effects the spine, causing ligaments and other elements of the spine to calcify, making it essentially ...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