Fast Five Quiz: Ankylosing Spondylitis Management

Herbert S. Diamond, MD


June 29, 2020

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is classified as a chronic and progressive form of seronegative arthritis. AS is characterized by inflammation of multiple articular and para-articular structures, frequently resulting in bony ankylosis. Patients with AS are at increased risk for atlantoaxial subluxation; spinal cord injury; and, rarely, cauda equina syndrome. Extraspinal manifestations of the disease include inflammatory bowel disease, acute anterior uveitis, psoriasis, cardiovascular disease, peripheral arthritis, iritis, and pulmonary involvement. Although no drugs have been conclusively proven to modify the course of the disease, various treatment measures can maximize long-term health-related quality of life and may prevent progressive structural damage, and preserve social participation.

How much do you know about the management of ankylosing spondylitis? Test your knowledge with this fast quiz.


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