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Axial spondyloarthritis in Asia

Huji Xu, Feng Huang, Chan-Bum Choi and Tae-Hwan Kim.

in Oxford Textbook of Axial Spondyloarthritis

August 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Rheumatology; Epidemiology. 9605 words.

The prevalence of axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) in Chinese and Korean populations is not dissimilar to that in Caucasians. However, the age of onset is younger and peripheral arthritis of...

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Axial spondyloarthritis in India

Anand Malaviya and Ashok Kumar.

in Oxford Textbook of Axial Spondyloarthritis

August 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Rheumatology; Epidemiology. 13070 words.

Spondyloarthritis (SpA) is among the commonest rheumatological conditions in India, second only to rheumatoid arthritis (RA). This is consistent with the fact that the prevalence of SpA is...

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Axial spondyloarthritis in Latin America

Percival Sampaio-Barros and Rafael Valle-Oñate.

in Oxford Textbook of Axial Spondyloarthritis

August 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Rheumatology; Epidemiology. 5349 words.

Latin American countries are often characterized by a significant miscegenation among whites, blacks, and Amerindians. These heterogeneous populations frequently represent a challenge for...

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Clinical features

Muhammad Asim Khan.

in Oxford Textbook of Axial Spondyloarthritis

August 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Rheumatology; Epidemiology. 7300 words.

The leading chronic progressive inflammatory disease of the sacroiliac joints and the spinal column, traditionally known as ankylosing spondylitis (AS), is a relatively common but insidious...

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Clinical outcomes

Astrid van Tubergen and Robert Landewé.

in Oxford Textbook of Axial Spondyloarthritis

August 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Rheumatology; Epidemiology. 8397 words.

In general, axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) follows a chronic course, requiring regular medical care and monitoring. The outcome of axSpA may vary substantially due to heterogenic...

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Cost-of-illness and economic evaluations in axial spondyloarthritis

Annelies Boonen.

in Oxford Textbook of Axial Spondyloarthritis

August 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Rheumatology; Epidemiology. 9754 words.

Consideration of costs and budgets plays an increasingly important role in decisions on access to innovative technologies. When clinicians want to influence such decisions, it is essential...

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Diagnosis and classification of axial spondyloarthritis

Floris van Gaalen, Désirée van der Heijde and Maxime Dougados.

in Oxford Textbook of Axial Spondyloarthritis

August 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Rheumatology; Epidemiology. 7986 words.

Axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) is a potentially disabling chronic inflammatory disease affecting the spine and sacroiliac (SI) joints. Lead symptoms are chronic back pain and stiffness....

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Diagnosis, classification, and management of peripheral spondyloarthritis

Martin Rudwaleit and Atul Deodhar.

in Oxford Textbook of Axial Spondyloarthritis

August 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Rheumatology; Epidemiology. 5777 words.

Spondyloarthritis (SpA) can affect the axial skeleton (axSpA) but also manifest as peripheral arthritis, enthesitis, and dactylitis (peripheral SpA). Peripheral SpA can occur after...

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Epidemiology of axial spondyloarthritis

Lianne Gensler, Michael Weisman and Liron Caplan.

in Oxford Textbook of Axial Spondyloarthritis

August 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Rheumatology; Epidemiology. 5077 words.

Axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) is an inflammatory arthritis of the sacroiliac joints and spine. The prototype is ankylosing spondylitis, the radiographic form of the disease; however, more...

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Extra-articular manifestations: inflammatory bowel disease

Dirk Elewaut, Heleen Cypers, Matthew L. Stoll and Charles O. Elson.

in Oxford Textbook of Axial Spondyloarthritis

August 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Rheumatology; Epidemiology. 15669 words.

A significant overlap exists between spondyloarthritis (SpA) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), particularly in the IL-23/IL-17 pathway. Shared immunologic mechanisms include aberrant...

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