Ankylosing SpondylitisGo to external page http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/NCIT_C84564
An autoimmune chronic inflammatory disorder characterized by inflammation in the vertebral joints of the spine and sacroiliac joints. It predominantly affects young males. Patients present with stiffness and pain in the spine. [ ]
Synonyms: Ankylosing Spondylitis
An immune-mediated disease characterized by inflammation in the axial skeleton including sacroiliac joints, vertebrae and vertebral joints. Peripheral joints may be involved as well. Clinical features can include low back pain and stiffness, limited motion of the lumbar spine, and limited chest expansion.
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