Definition of Ankylosing spondylitis

1. Noun. A chronic form of spondylitis primarily in males and marked by impaired mobility of the spine; sometimes leads to ankylosis.




Definition of Ankylosing spondylitis

1. Noun. A particular arthritis disease that affects usually the joints between vertebrae and the sacroiliac joint. ¹

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Medical Definition of Ankylosing spondylitis

1. A polyarthritis involving the spine, which is characterised by progressive, painful stiffening of the joints and ligaments. It almost exclusively affects young men. Interestingly the disease seems to be associated with HLA B27, those with this histocompatability antigen are 300 times more likely to get the disease, 90% of sufferers have HLA B27 This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (22 Feb 2008)

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Literary usage of Ankylosing spondylitis

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1. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"All forms of ankylosing spondylitis demonstrate a gradually worsening course in ... Patients with ankylosing spondylitis may also have inflammation of the ..."

2. Digestive Diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact edited by James E. Everhart (1995)
"The spondylitis tends to be progressive and rather unresponsive to therapy, regardless of ulcerative colitis activity. In fact, ankylosing spondylitis ..."

3. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans G√ľnther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"As to early cases, in spondylitis deformans the bone changes may be marked and the clinical symptoms slight, while in the ankylosing spondylitis severe ..."

4. Guide to Disability and Rehabilitation Periodicalsby DIANE Publishing Company by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"... The 10 ankylosing spondylitis News 11 Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 13 Arthritis Care and Research 13 Arthritis Today 14 Art Therapy ..."

5. Arthritis deformans ; comprising rheumatoid arthritis, osteo-arthritis, and by Richard Llewellyn Jones Llewellyn, Richard Llewellyn Jones (1909)
"Chronic ankylosing spondylitis. "Beri. klin. Woch.," Nov. 20, 1899. "OPPENHEIM. Diseases of Nervous System, 1904, p. 211. ..."

6. The Medical Clinics of North America by Michael C. Fiore, Stephen S. Entman, Charles B. Rush (1922)
"The spine is obviously the seat of an old ankylosing spondylitis. There is a marked rigidity in the lumbar region and rigidity with kyphosis in the upper ..."

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