Ankylosing Spondylitis: MRI

DiscussionAnkylosing spondylitis (also known as Bechterew disease and Marie Str ümpell disease). More common in males with 3:1 ratio.Spondyloarthritis is a group of diseases with common clinical, laboratory, and genetic features&association with human leukocyte antigen HLA-B27. Ankylosing spondylitis is the prototypic disease in the spectrum of spondyloarthritis which usually has axial skeletal manifestations. Other representative disorders in this spectrum of disease which usually have peripheral articular involvement, but axial skeleton manifestations are also frequently seen are --psoriatic arthritis.- arthritis related to inflammatory bowel disease.-reactive arthritis (formerly Reiter syndrome).- a subgroup of juvenile idiopathic arthritis.- uveitis related to HLA-B27.- undifferentiated forms.Diagnostic criteria for spondyloarthritis proposed by the Assessment of Spondyloarthritis International Society (ASAS) ( to be applied for patients younger than 45 years with low back pain for more than 3 months) are as follows:     MRI or conventional radiography with evidence of sacroiliitis and at least one of the following clinical findings or      HLA-B27  positive and at least two of the clinical findings are present. The clinical findings are as follows: inflammatory back pain, arthritis, enthesitis (Achilles), uveitis, dactylitis, psoriasis, Crohn colitis, family history of spon...
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