Ankylosis Spondylitis

Were you looking for information about Ankylosing Spondylitis? Ankylosis spondylitis is a common misspelling of ankylosing spondylitis.
 
Ankylosing spondylitis is a form of chronic inflammatory arthritis. Symptoms of the disease may start in adolescence and are usually present by age 30. The condition most often affects the spine, but it can develop in other parts of the body, such as the hips, shoulders, knees, heart, and digestive tract.
 
Symptoms may include such things as back pain and stiffness. There is no single test for diagnosing ankylosing spondylitis, but x-rays and blood tests may help doctors identify the condition. While there is no cure, treatment can help manage symptoms and may slow down the progression of the disease.
 
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