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Press – News – 443 – Determinants of Early Radiographic Progression in Ankylosing Spondylitis

Determinants of Early Radiographic Progression in Ankylosing Spondylitis

Posted on: 9/20/2010

A study in The Journal of Rheumatology investigates, “the demographic and clinical characteristics associated with early, extensive radiographic changes in ankylosing spondylitis (AS).”

The authors found that early axial ankylosis (EAA) “was more frequent in men with AS than in women. Absence of peripheral arthritis, HLA-B27 positivity, and uveitis were associated with multiple syndesmophytes or fusion of multiple vertebrae of the lumbar vertebrae.”

via Press – News – 443 – Determinants of Early Radiographic Progression in Ankylosing Spondylitis.

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