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Axial spondyloarthritis in India 

Axial spondyloarthritis in India
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Axial spondyloarthritis in India
Author(s):

Anand Malaviya

and Ashok Kumar

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198734444.003.0030
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date: 05 April 2020

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 linked to the prevalence of HLA-B27 in that population. Its prevalence in different regions of the country has been reported to be approximately 6%. That would put India prominently on the SpA map of the world, reflected in the large number of publications from the late 1970s onwards, dispelling any earlier misconceptions that it is largely a ‘white man’s disease’. This chapter summarizes the various aspects of SpA as reported from India.

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