Fast Five Quiz: Nonradiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis

Lawrence H. Brent, MD


May 28, 2020

Figure 1. Anterior view, spondylitis

Studies suggest radiographic progression occurs in about 10% to 40% of patients with nr-axSpA. It is likely that nr-axSpA is an earlier or milder form of ankylosing spondylitis.

Compared with men, women are affected more frequently by nr-axSpA. Although disease duration tends to be shorter than that seen with other spondyloarthropathies, patients experience a substantial burden of illness, including self-reported disease activity and functional impairments comparable to those found in patients with radiographic disease.

Learn more about nr-axSpA and other spondyloarthropathies.


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