Fast Five Quiz: Ankylosing Spondylitis Signs and Symptoms

Herbert S. Diamond, MD; Marina Magrey, MD


March 16, 2023

Uveitis is the most common extraarticular manifestation of AS. It is often unilateral, but bilateral uveitis also occurs. Attacks are usually somewhat acute in onset; however, a minority of patients may present with chronic symptoms of blurring and ocular hyperemia.

Clinically evident inflammatory bowel disease is observed in 6%-7% of patients with AS, which is significantly more frequent than in the general population.

Conjunctivitis and scleritis are infrequent ocular manifestations of AS.

Learn more about the extra-articular manifestations of AS.


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