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Ankylosing spondylitis, other spondyloarthritides, and related conditions 

Ankylosing spondylitis, other spondyloarthritides, and related conditions
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Ankylosing spondylitis, other spondyloarthritides, and related conditions
Author(s):

J. Braun

and J. Sieper

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.1906
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date: 22 October 2017

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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