Ankylosing Spondylitis: Symptoms, Treatment and Potential Complications

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Christine B. Boysen (Editor)

Series: Muscular System – Anatomy, Functions and Injuries
BISAC: HEA018000

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a systemic inflammatory disease of unknown origin. In AS, spontaneous fusion of the sacroiliac joints and spine occurs due to chronic inflammation leading to initial back pain followed by generalized stiffness of the spine. In this book, the authors discuss the symptoms, treatment and potential complications of AS. Topics include osteoporosis and verterbral fractures in ankylosing spondylitis; efficacy of anti-IL-6 therapy for seronegative spondyloarthropathy; anterior uveitis in spondyloarthropathy; and management of spinal fractures in AS. (Imprint: Novinka )

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Preface

Osteoporosis and Vertebral Fractures in Ankylosing Spondylitis: Current Concepts and Therapeutic Challenges
(Laura Gonzalez-Lopez, Jorge Ivan Gamez-Nava, Liliana Faviola De la Cerda-Trujillo, Alberto Daniel Rocha-Muñoz, Soraya Amalí Zavaleta-Muñiz, Department of Internal Medicine-Rheumatology, Hospital General Regional, IMSS and Centro Universitario de Ciencias de la Salud Universidad de Guadalajara, Guadalajara Jal., Mexico, and others)

Efficacy of Anti-IL-6 Therapy for Seronegative Spondyloarthropathy
(Atsushi Ogata, Toshio Tanaka, Atsushi Kumanogoh, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Allergy and Rheumatic Diseases, Department of Clinical Application of Biologics, Osaka University of Graduate School of Medicine, Department of Immunopathology, WPI Immunology Frontier Research Center, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan)
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Anterior Uveitis in Spondyloarthropathy: The Ophthalmologist’s Role in Earlier Recognition
(M. O’Rourke, M. Haroon, C.C. Murphy, O. FitzGerald, Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, Dublin, Ireland, and others)

Management of Spinal Fractures in Ankylosing Spondylitis
(Hiroshi Takahashi, Yasuchika Aoki, Arata Nakajima, Koichi Nakagawa, Kazuhisa Takahashi, Department of Orthopaedic Science, Toho University Sakura Medical Center, Shimoshizu, Sakura City, Chiba, Japan, and others)

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