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spondyloarthopathies

spondyloarthopathies

introduction

  • spondyloarthopathies in its broadest sense refers to joint disease of the vertebral column which could include rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis
  • it's use is usually restricted to seronegative spondyloarthropathy which restricts it to a group of inflammatory conditions usually associated with HLA-B27 and which have a negative anti-nuclear antibodies (ANA) and RhF.
    • these conditions often cause:
      • spondylitis (inflammation of the spine)
      • asymmetric peripheral arthritis (which is distinct from rheumatoid arthritis)
      • arthritis of the toe IP Joints
      • sausage digits
      • enthesitis such as achilles tenosynovitis
      • plantar fasciitis
      • costochondritis
      • iritis / uveitis
      • mucocutaneous lesions including genital lesions

conditions included

spondyloarthopathies.txt · Last modified: 2018/07/17 23:37 (external edit)