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Ankylosing Spondylitis Treatment Options

By:Kristen Havens July 19, 2017 ankylosing spondylitis

 

Ankylosing spondylitis  (pronounced AN-kee-low-sing SPON-dil-eye-tiss) is a chronic (long-term) autoimmune disease, similar to rheumatoid arthritis, that primarily affects the lower spine of the more than two million Americans estimated to be afflicted.

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What Is Ankylosing Spondylitis? (Signs, Symptoms, Risk Factors)

By:Kristen Havens June 16, 2017 ankylosing spondylitis

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), over two million Americans are estimated to have some form of ankylosing spondylitis (pronounced AN-kee-low-sing SPON-dil-eye-tiss), an autoimmune/inflammatory disease that primarily strikes the base of the spine.

Also called Bechterew's or Marie-Strumpell disease, ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic disease with no known cause and no...

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