Ankylosing spondylitis history and symptoms

Jump to navigation Jump to search

Ankylosing spondylitis Microchapters


Patient Information


Historical Perspective




Differentiating Ankylosing spondylitis from other Diseases

Epidemiology and Demographics

Risk Factors

Natural History, Complications and Prognosis


History and Symptoms

Physical Examination

Laboratory Findings

X Ray



Other Imaging Findings

Other Diagnostic Studies


Medical Therapy


Primary Prevention

Secondary Prevention

Cost-Effectiveness of Therapy

Future or Investigational Therapies

Case Studies

Case #1

Ankylosing spondylitis history and symptoms On the Web

Most recent articles

Most cited articles

Review articles

CME Programs

Powerpoint slides


American Roentgen Ray Society Images of Ankylosing spondylitis history and symptoms

All Images
Echo & Ultrasound
CT Images

Ongoing Trials at Clinical

US National Guidelines Clearinghouse

NICE Guidance

FDA on Ankylosing spondylitis history and symptoms

CDC on Ankylosing spondylitis history and symptoms

Ankylosing spondylitis history and symptoms in the news

Blogs on Ankylosing spondylitis history and symptoms

Directions to Hospitals Treating Ankylosing spondylitis

Risk calculators and risk factors for Ankylosing spondylitis history and symptoms

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Manpreet Kaur, MD [2]


Ankylosing spondylitis is a form of arthritis which is progressive and painful .In ankylosing spondylitis some or all of the joints and bones of the spine fuse together and causes pain and restriction of the movement of the spine.The spinal involvement is more extensive in ankylosing spondylitis (AS).Ankylosing spondylitis symptoms can range from back pain and stiffness and in long term it can lead to disability.Although cause of ankylosing spondylitis is unknown but mostly it is associated with genetic marker called HLA-B27.

History and Symptoms

Symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis include chronic dull pain in the lower back, stiffness of the lower back, decreased mobility of the spine and chest expansion.


Patients with ankylosing spondylitis may have a positive history of:[1][2][3][4][5]

Common Symptoms

Common symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis include:

Less Common Symptoms

Less common symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis include:


  1. Monnet D, Breban M, Hudry C, Dougados M, Brézin AP (April 2004). "Ophthalmic findings and frequency of extraocular manifestations in patients with HLA-B27 uveitis: a study of 175 cases". Ophthalmology. 111 (4): 802–9. doi:10.1016/j.ophtha.2003.07.011. PMID 15051216.
  2. Gran JT, Skomsvoll JF (July 1997). "The outcome of ankylosing spondylitis: a study of 100 patients". Br. J. Rheumatol. 36 (7): 766–71. PMID 9255111.
  3. Burgos-Vargas R, Pacheco-Tena C, Vázquez-Mellado J (2002). "A short-term follow-up of enthesitis and arthritis in the active phase of juvenile onset spondyloarthropathies". Clin. Exp. Rheumatol. 20 (5): 727–31. PMID 12412210.
  4. Amor B, Santos RS, Nahal R, Listrat V, Dougados M (October 1994). "Predictive factors for the longterm outcome of spondyloarthropathies". J. Rheumatol. 21 (10): 1883–7. PMID 7837155.
  5. Wordsworth BP, Mowat AG (May 1986). "A review of 100 patients with ankylosing spondylitis with particular reference to socio-economic effects". Br. J. Rheumatol. 25 (2): 175–80. PMID 3708234.

Template:WH Template:WS