Fast Five Quiz: Ankylosing Spondylitis Signs and Symptoms

Herbert S. Diamond, MD

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February 03, 2022

Figure 1. Ankylosing spondylitis, x-ray.

Uveitis is the most common extra-articular 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 6-14% 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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