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Anklyosing Spondylitis & Axial Spondyloarthritis | Risk Factors for Radiographic Progression

Purpose:

To identify a patient with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) or axial spondyloarthritis (SpA) who is at risk for radiographic progression.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

risk factors, imaging studies, laboratory tests, severity, prognosis, stage, response to therapy

ICD-10:

M45

Description:

Poddubnyy and Sieper listed risk factors for radiographic progression in patients with ankylosing spondylitis and axial spondyloarthritis. Progression of disease results in reduced spinal mobility and a decline in functional status. The authors are from Charite Universitatsmedizin in Berlin.

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