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By Barend J. van Royen, Ben A. C. Dijkmans

The 1st and merely interdisciplinary consultant devoted to the topic, this reference leads readers in the course of the pathogenic, genetic, medical, and biomechanical features of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and addresses concerns relating to results evaluation, scientific therapy, surgical issues, illness administration, and genetics.

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The presence of some of the clinical signs of AS (for example, spondylitis and uveitis) in patients with reactive arthritis suggested a correlation between the two diseases. This hypothesis was confirmed in 1973 by the discovery of a high frequency of HLA-B27 in both AS and Reiter’s syndrome (64,65). Based upon its clinical and genetic association with reactive arthritis, it suggested a correlation 18 Dequeker and de Vlam Figure 11 (A) X-ray picture wrist of Piero il Gottoso showing carpal bone fusion.

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