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Ankylosing spondylitis, other spondyloarthritides, and related conditions

J. Braun and J. Sieper

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.1906

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Ankylosing spondylitis, other spondyloarthritides, and related conditions

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The spondyloarthritides are a group of inflammatory rheumatic diseases with predominant involvement of axial and peripheral joints and entheses, together with other characteristic clinical features, including inflammatory back pain, sacroiliitis, peripheral arthritis (mainly in the legs), enthesitis, dactylitis, preceding infection of the urogenital/gastrointestinal tract, psoriatic skin lesions, Crohn-like gut lesions, anterior uveitis, and a family history of Spondyloarthritis. They are the second most frequent inflammatory rheumatic diseases after rheumatoid arthritis....

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Subjects: Rheumatology

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