Management of ankylosing spondylitis

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Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is the prototype of a group of diseases probably best labelled collectively as the seronegative spondyloarthropathies. Other conditions, such as psoriatic arthritis, enteropathic arthritis and Reiter's syndrome, share common features and all lie within this group. Precise subgroup diagnosis is sometimes difficult because of the wide spectrum of clinical presentation, but effective management is nevertheless usually possible. Recognition of the pattern of joint involvement, as well as characteristic extraarticular features, is essential in order to initiate appropriate treatment aimed at preserving function and preventing permanent damage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-66
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Therapeutics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002

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