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Early Diagnostic Criteria for Ankylosing Spondylitis

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient for early findings of ankylosing spondylitis using the diagnostic criteria of Mau et al.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

M45

Description:

Mau et al developed diagnostic criteria for identifying patients with early ankylosing spondylitis. This can help identify patients when aggressive management may reduce long-term disability. The authors are from Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Agnes-Karll-Krankenhaus Laatzen and Zentralkrankenhaus St. Jurgensstrasse Bremen.

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