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Ankylosing Spondylitis

In Clinical Practice

  • Joachim Sieper
  • Jurgen Braun

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Joachim Sieper, Jürgen Braun
    Pages 1-3
  3. Joachim Sieper, Jürgen Braun
    Pages 5-12
  4. Joachim Sieper, Jürgen Braun
    Pages 13-23
  5. Joachim Sieper, Jürgen Braun
    Pages 25-37
  6. Joachim Sieper, Jürgen Braun
    Pages 39-48
  7. Joachim Sieper, Jürgen Braun
    Pages 49-72
  8. Joachim Sieper, Jürgen Braun
    Pages 73-73
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 75-83

About this book

Introduction

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 spondylitis
  • Genetics of ankylosing spondylitis
  • Clinical manifestations of ankylosing spondylitis
  • Diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis
  • Imaging in ankylosing spondylitis
  • Management of ankylosing spondylitis including non-drug and drug treatment options
  • Socioeconomic aspects of ankylosing spondylitis

 

This book is aimed at clinicians who treat ankylosing spondylitis. It provides an authoritative, accessible guide to the diagnosis, management and treatment of ankylosing spondylitis.

Keywords

Ankylosing Spondylitis Arthritis Orthopedics Rheumatology

Authors and affiliations

  • Joachim Sieper
    • 1
  • Jurgen Braun
    • 2
  1. 1.Campus Benjamin FranklinCharite University HospitalBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Campus Benjamin FranklinRheumatology Center RuhrgebietHerneGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-85729-180-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-85729-179-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-85729-180-6
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