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Symptoms evaluation for Ankylosing Spondylitis Diagnosis

  • Onset is usually under 45 years of age.
  • Pain persists for more than three months (i.e., it is chronic).
  • Back pain and stiffness worsen with immobility, especially at night and early morning.
  • Back pain and stiffness tend to ease with physical activity and exercise.
  • limited movement in your lower back (lumbar spine)
  • limited chest expansion compared with what is expected for your age and sex

The first thing you should do if you think you have AS is to see your GP. They’ll ask about your symptoms, including:

  • what symptoms you’re experiencing
  • when they started
  • how long you’ve had them

Patients are also simultaneously evaluated for symptoms and signs of other related spondyloarthropathies, such as psoriasis, venereal disease, dysentery (reactive arthritis or Reiter’s disease), and inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease).

 

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Physical Exam for Ankylosing Spondylitis Diagnosis

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Imaging tests for Ankylosing Spondylitis Diagnosis

Lab tests for Ankylosing Spondylitis Diagnosis

 

 

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Reference:

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ankylosing-spondylitis/diagnosis-treatment/diagnosis/dxc-20261138

https://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info/Ankylosing_Spondylitis/#b

http://www.medicinenet.com/ankylosing_spondylitis/page4.htm#how_do_health_care_professionals_diagnose_ankylosing_spondylitis

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Ankylosing-spondylitis/Pages/Diagnosis.aspx

http://www.spondylitis.org/Ankylosing-Spondylitis/Diagnosis

 

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