ankylosing spondylitis

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ankylosing spondylitis

[′aŋ·kə‚lōz·iŋ ‚spän·də′līd·əs]
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The new ASAS classification criteria for axial and peripheral spondyloarthritis: promises and pitfalls.
RA: rheumatoid arthritis; SpA: spondyloarthritis; OA: osteoarthritis; CTS: carpal tunnel syndrome; BJHS: benign joint hypermobility syndrome; OR: odds ratio; CI: confidence interval Table 4: The observed significant association of the three variables and different rheumatic diseases in the logistic binary regression model.
Calprotectin serum level is an independent marker for radiographic spinal progression in axial spondyloarthritis. Ann Rheum Dis 2014;73:1746-1748.
Conclusion: Majority of spondyloarthritis patients had decreased bone mineral density which could be observed in early stages of the disease.
The Diagnostic utility of MRI in spondyloarthritis: An international multicenter evaluation of 187 subjects (the MORPHO Study), Arthritis Rheum 2010; 62:3048-3058.
Spondyloarthritis is an umbrella term for inflammatory forms of arthritis that are not RA--there is no rheumatic factor or APCA generated.
* Spondyloarthritis dactylitis, or a "sausage-like" digit, is usually caused by flexor tenosynovitis and presents as diffuse painful swelling of the fingers and toes, mainly over the flexor tendons?
Human leucocyte antigen-B27 is a major histocompatibility complex class I molecule that is strongly associated with AS and related seronegative spondyloarthritis (SpA).
Authorisation would represent the third indication for Cimzia (certolizumab pegol)A inA the European Union where itA is already approved in combination with methotrexate (MTX) for the treatment of moderate to severe active rheumatoid arthritis andA severe active axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA).
In addition, MPV level was found to be decreased in ankylosing spondyloarthritis, ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, which are characterized with high CRP levels.
The All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (AWMSG) has recommended that Humira (also known as Adalimumab) be used by the NHS in Wales to treat adults with severe Axial Spondyloarthritis.
Recently, novel criteria for RA, axial spondyloarthritis, and psoriatic arthritis have been published and, even more importantly, debated.

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