Summary and Info
Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic form of arthritis known to affect around 1 in 200 people (over 1 million sufferers in the USA alone). No cure has yet been found for the disease, however, early diagnosis and proper medical management can be important in reducing the risk of disability and deformity. Ankylosing Spondylitis in Clinical Practice is a concise, practical guide on the diagnosis and management of this debilitating condition. The chapters cover all relevant issues including: Epidemiology of ankylosing spondylitisGenetics of ankylosing spondylitisClinical manifestations of ankylosing spondylitisDiagnosis of ankylosing spondylitisImaging in ankylosing spondylitisManagement of ankylosing spondylitis including non-drug and drug treatment optionsSocioeconomic aspects of ankylosing spondylitisThis book is aimed at clinicians who treat ankylosing spondylitis. It provides an authoritative, accessible guide to the diagnosis, management and treatment of ankylosing spondylitis.