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

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Term information

Subsets

NCIT_C90259, NCIT_C118468

ALT DEFINITION

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.

Has NICHD Parent

http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/NCIT_C2889

NICHD Hierarchy Term

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Preferred Name

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Semantic Type

Disease or Syndrome

UMLS CUI

C0038013

code

C84564