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Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Score

Purpose:

To evaluate disease activity for a patient with spondyloarthritis using the ASDAS developed by ASAS.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

laboratory tests, other testing, severity, prognosis, stage, response to therapy

ICD-10:

M45

Description:

The Assessment of SpondyloArthritis international Society (ASAS) developed several disease activity scores (DAS) for Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS). A score that had the best performance characteristics was selected for monitoring patient status over time. This is the first validated DAS combining patient reports and acute phase reactant levels.

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