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Cardiopulmonary and Gastrointestinal Manifestations of Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis

  • Jun Fu
  • Zheng Wang
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Abstract

Many previous publications have reported that cardiac manifestations were involved in 2–10% of AS patients, such as aortitis, cardiomyopathy, conduction disorders, and valvular regurgitation, and were associated with AS. What is more, human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-B27 is found in most AS patients and is demonstrated to contribute to the pathophysiologic changes of the aforementioned conditions [1].

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jun Fu
    • 1
  • Zheng Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.Chinese PLA General HospitalBeijingChina

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