Comorbidities in Spondyloarthritis
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Spondyloarthritides (SpA) are a group of immune-mediated inflammatory diseases that affect the axial and peripheral skeleton as well as the skin, eye, and gut. Patients with SpA are at increased risk of developing certain comorbidities which may have adverse impacts on health outcomes and management of and may be associated with increased health care costs. Rheumatologists should be aware of comorbid conditions associated in order to provide comprehensive care to SpA patients. Common comorbidities include gastroduodenal ulcers, cardiovascular diseases including hypertension, myocardial infarction, and stroke, osteoporosis and vertebral fractures, sleep apnea, and lung disease.
KeywordsAnkylosing spondylitis Spondyloarthritis Comorbidity
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