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What is the treatment for ankylosing spondylitis that is best and has fewest side effects?
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Depends
Ankylosing spondylitis (as) is an arthritis associated with a genetic tissue marker; hla-b27.
It is treated depending upon the symptoms.Mild cases respond to nsaids especially indocin (indomethacin). More severe cases may require dmards (ask your rheumatologist). Regular exercise is helpful to prevent spinal stiffness. Eye inflamation and heart problems also are seen.

In brief: Depends
Ankylosing spondylitis (as) is an arthritis associated with a genetic tissue marker; hla-b27.
It is treated depending upon the symptoms.Mild cases respond to nsaids especially indocin (indomethacin). More severe cases may require dmards (ask your rheumatologist). Regular exercise is helpful to prevent spinal stiffness. Eye inflamation and heart problems also are seen.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: See below
All the therapies have side effects, but the only class of medications that give a chance for remission and stopping progression of the disease is tnf inhibitors.

In brief: See below
All the therapies have side effects, but the only class of medications that give a chance for remission and stopping progression of the disease is tnf inhibitors.
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Dr. Tracy Lovell
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