spondyloarthropathy

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spondyloarthropathy

[‚spän·də·lō·är′thräp·ə·thē]
(medicine)
Any of a group of arthritis disorders characterized by involvement of the axial (central) skeleton and association with the histocompatibility system.
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Two HLA-B27 alleles differently associated with spondylarthritis, B*2709 and B*2705, display similar intracellular trafficking and oligomer formation.
The patients met the European Spondyloarthropathy Study Group criteria for spondylarthritis, had sacroiliitis on MRI or x-ray, and had a BASDAI (Bath AS Disease Activity Index) greater than 30 despite treatment with an NSAID.
Spondylarthritis (SpA) represents a group of arthritidies that share clinical features such as inflammatory back pain and inflammation at sites where tendons attach to bone.