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What is anklosing spondilitis?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: An arthritis

This is commonly associated with an antigen termed hla-b27 which can be detected in a blood sample.
Males have a higher incidence, and aside from spinal fusion (ankylosis), other joints can be affected, the eye can get inflammed (iritis) and the aortic valve can be compromised.

In brief: An arthritis

This is commonly associated with an antigen termed hla-b27 which can be detected in a blood sample.
Males have a higher incidence, and aside from spinal fusion (ankylosis), other joints can be affected, the eye can get inflammed (iritis) and the aortic valve can be compromised.
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Dr. Betty Keller
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Arthritis

A form of inflammatory arthritis that affects the spine, sacroiliac and other joints.
The disease can cause some of the vertebrae to fuse making the spine less flexible.

In brief: Arthritis

A form of inflammatory arthritis that affects the spine, sacroiliac and other joints.
The disease can cause some of the vertebrae to fuse making the spine less flexible.
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