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.