Encyclopedia of Pain

2007 Edition

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-29805-2_230

Definition

Ankylosing Spondylitis is an inflammatory joint disease that is characterized by enthesitis, an inflammation at points of attachment of tendons to bone. The vertebrae may become linked by bony bridging (bamboo spine).

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