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What is Ankylosing Spondylitis?

Ankylosing Spondylitis


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It is an inflammation disease affecting mainly joints between the Vertebrae of the spine and the Sacroiliac joints(These are the joints between spine and the pelvis .Ankylosing Spondylitis is usually of unknown cause. A variant of the disorder is produced, in some peoples, either by colitis (Inflammation of the Colon) or psoriasis (a skin disease). Ankylosing spondylitis affects less than one percent of the population and is more common in men than in woman and has its onset between the age of 20 and 40 years. This disorder also seems to run in families. A genetically determined histocompability antigen is found such more often in people with Ankylosing Sponylitis then in the rest of the population.

Ankylosing spondylitis is determined from the Greek word ankylos importance intertwined and spondylos which implies vertebrae. Hence its a condition in which the ‘spine is combined’ – really a presentation that is seen in praiseworthy instances of this malady.

Ankylosing spondylitis is a provocative illness that influences numerous frameworks of the body however the commonest warmth is of the joints. To make it more exact, the joints of the spine and those between the spine and the pelvis (sacro-iliac) are influenced prompting perpetual joint inflammation. Perpetual irritation in these territories reasons ache and firmness that compounds over a time of time.

As the ailment advances, the joints are immobilized because of the unusual attachment (combination) of the bones in the joints. At the point when this happens to the spine, the condition is called as ‘bamboo spine’ since the spine gets to be similar to one straight segment that can’t be curved.

Different joints and also organs of the body might be influenced by this issue and this incorporates the eyes, heart, lungs and kidneys. Ankylosing spondylitis influences guys just about two to three times all the more regularly as contrasted with females and can influence individuals of all age bunches. Then again, it has a tendency to present itself around the second to third decade of life.

Ankylosing spondylitis fits in with the gathering of conditions termed as ‘Seronegative Spondyloarthropathies’. This is on the grounds that in this condition the Rheumatoid Factor (RF) is missing in the blood (seronegative) and the aggravation or joint pain includes the joints of the spine (spondyloarthropathy).

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