Ankylosing spondylitis

Spondyloarthropathy… hu?

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An-Nur Medical Review

Seven points to remember about spondyloarthropathies:

1. This arthritis can occur in patients with either personal or family history of psoriasis or colitis. You can still get the arthritis without this history.

2. HLA-B27 test is only positive in 25% of these patients. Over sixty percent of patients have a low positive ESR. There are many patients whose tests are all negative and this is why this condition gets often confused with Fibromyalgia.

3. The diagnosis is made by a criteria and not by a single test. This criteria includes family history as this is often hereditary and you can tell who has it in the family by the fact that they get stiff sitting and have no problems when they are active.

4. This can cause much fatigue by interrupting your sleep as both pain and stiffness become worse when one sleeps. This is how most people get into…

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