Ankylosing spondylitis

type of arthritis in which there is long term inflammation of the joints of the spine

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a type of arthritis. There is a long-term inflammation of the joints of the spine.[1]

Usually the joints where the spine joins the pelvis are also affected. Eye and bowel problems may also occur. Pain in the back is a typical symptom of AS, and it often comes and goes.[1] Stiffness of the affected joints usually gets worse over time.[1][2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Questions and Answers about Ankylosing Spondylitis". NIAMS. June 2016. Archived from the original on 28 September 2016. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  2. "Ankylosing spondylitis". GARD. 9 February 2015. Archived from the original on 2 October 2016. Retrieved 28 September 2016.