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What is Ankylosing Spondylitis?

What is Ankylosing Spondylitis?

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis: Inflammation of spinal joints similar to rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis: a chronic form of spondylitis primarily in males and marked by impaired mobility of the spine; sometimes leads to ankylosis.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Ankylosing Spondylitis: Introduction

Types of Ankylosing Spondylitis:

Broader types of Ankylosing Spondylitis:

How many people get Ankylosing Spondylitis?

Prevalance of Ankylosing Spondylitis: 129 of every 100,000 people in the US (Mayo Clinic)
Prevalance Rate of Ankylosing Spondylitis: approx 1 in 775 or 0.13% or 350,879 people in USA [about data]

Who gets Ankylosing Spondylitis?

Patient Profile for Ankylosing Spondylitis: Adolescents or young adults; usually age 10-40

Profile for Ankylosing Spondylitis: Ankylosing spondylitis tends to affect people in late adolescence or early adulthood. (Source: excerpt from Questions and Answers About Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases: NIAMS)

Gender Profile for Ankylosing Spondylitis: More common in males.

How serious is Ankylosing Spondylitis?

Complications of Ankylosing Spondylitis: see complications of Ankylosing Spondylitis

What causes Ankylosing Spondylitis?

Causes of Ankylosing Spondylitis: see causes of Ankylosing Spondylitis
Risk factors for Ankylosing Spondylitis: see risk factors for Ankylosing Spondylitis

What are the symptoms of Ankylosing Spondylitis?

Symptoms of Ankylosing Spondylitis: see symptoms of Ankylosing Spondylitis

Complications of Ankylosing Spondylitis: see complications of Ankylosing Spondylitis

Can anyone else get Ankylosing Spondylitis?

Contagion of autoimmunity: generally not; see details in contagion of autoimmune diseases.

Ankylosing Spondylitis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Ankylosing Spondylitis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Ankylosing Spondylitis.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Ankylosing Spondylitis: see treatments for Ankylosing Spondylitis
Alternative treatments for Ankylosing Spondylitis: see alternative treatments for Ankylosing Spondylitis
Research for Ankylosing Spondylitis: see research for Ankylosing Spondylitis

Society issues for Ankylosing Spondylitis


Hospitalization statistics for Ankylosing Spondylitis: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Ankylosing Spondylitis:

  • 0.013% (1,638) of hospital consultant episodes were for ankylosing spondylitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 96% of hospital consultant episodes for ankylosing spondylitis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 76% of hospital consultant episodes for ankylosing spondylitis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 24% of hospital consultant episodes for ankylosing spondylitis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Ankylosing Spondylitis:

Organs and body systems related to Ankylosing Spondylitis include:

Name and Aliases of Ankylosing Spondylitis

Main name of condition: Ankylosing Spondylitis

Class of Condition for Ankylosing Spondylitis: autoimmune

Other names or spellings for Ankylosing Spondylitis:

AS, Spondylitis ankylopoietica, Spondylitis ankylosans, Bekhterev's arthritis, Bekhterev's disease, Bekhterev's spondylitis, Marie-Strumpell disease, Marie-Strumpell spondylitis, Strumpell-Marie disease, rheumatoid spondylitis, rhizomelic spondylitis, spondylosis deformans, rhizomelic spondylosis

Marie-Strümpell disease, Marie-Struempell disease, Von Bechterew syndrome Source - Diseases Database

Marie-Strumpell disease, Rheumatoid spondylitis, Ankylosing spondylitis, Marie-Strumpell disease
Source - WordNet 2.1

Ankylosing Spondylitis: Related Conditions

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