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.

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What can you tell me about ankylosing spondylitis?

Systemic disease. A.S. Is a disease that fuses the spine. It starts at the bottom and works it's way up. It can also affect the rest of the body. Some more common problems are tendinitis, eye inflammation, heart murmurs, lung fibrosis. The newest research shows that Humira (adalimumab) can slow/stop early disease. You should see a rheumatologist. Please ask again with any specific questions. Read more...

How can I tell if I have a case of 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...

What does I need to tell my child when older about having had ankylosing spondylitis?

Merelt Educate. You certainly do not have to alarm your child but rather educate he or she. Make certain that they are followed by a rheumatoloogist and are instructed in proper exercises. Read more...

Dear doctors, as a person with ankylosing spondylitis, could you tell about the price of tnf-inhibitors, such as etanercept, infliximab, adalimumab?

See below. They run about 4figures/month.---if you have not insurance, you may qualify to receive the drug for free directly from the pharmaceutical company. Talk to your rheumatologist about this. Read more...