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Diseases » Spondylitis » Summary
 

What is Spondylitis?

What is Spondylitis?

  • Spondylitis: Inflammation of one or multiple bony vertebrae of the spine.
  • Spondylitis: Inflammation of the vertebrae. This includes both arthritic and non-arthritic conditions.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Spondylitis: inflammation of a spinal joint; characterized by pain and stiffness.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Spondylitis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Spondylitis, or a subtype of Spondylitis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Spondylitis: Introduction

Types of Spondylitis:

Types of Spondylitis:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Hypertrophic spondylitis
  • Post-traumatic spondylitis
  • Traumatic spondylitis - caused by vertebral injury.
  • Tuberculous spondylitis - caused by spinal tuberculosis.
  • more types...»

Broader types of Spondylitis:

What causes Spondylitis?

Causes of Spondylitis: see causes of Spondylitis

What are the symptoms of Spondylitis?

Symptoms of Spondylitis: see symptoms of Spondylitis

Spondylitis: Testing

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Spondylitis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Spondylitis: Orthopedic Surgeon ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Spondylitis.
Treatments for Spondylitis: see treatments for Spondylitis
Research for Spondylitis: see research for Spondylitis

Society issues for Spondylitis


Hospitalization statistics for Spondylitis: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and 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)
  • more statistics...»

Organs Affected by Spondylitis:

Organs and body systems related to Spondylitis include:

Name and Aliases of Spondylitis

Main name of condition: Spondylitis

Other names or spellings for Spondylitis:

Vertebral body fusion Source - Diseases Database

Spondylitis: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Spondylitis:

 

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