Fast Five Quiz: Ankylosing Spondylitis Signs and Symptoms

Herbert S. Diamond, MD


July 02, 2020

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic, multisystem inflammatory disorder primarily affecting the axial skeleton and sacroiliac joints. AS is one of the seronegative spondyloarthropathies, which are multisystem inflammatory diseases that affect the spine, peripheral joints, adjacent soft tissues, and extra-articular structures. Most of these disorders are associated with an increased incidence of human leukocyte antigen B27 (HLA-B27). Patients with this disease usually experience inflammatory low back pain early in the disease course, with eventual severe impairment of spinal mobility and spinal fusion.

How much do you know about the signs and symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.


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