Spondylarthritis

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Spondylarthritis

Spondylarthritis also known as spondylarthropathy is an umbrella term used to describe the inflammatory rheumatic diseases that cause arthritis. The most common is ankylosing spondylitis, which affects mainly the spine. Symptoms occur in two main ways. The first type is inflammation causing pain and stiffness, most often of the spine, and the second involves bone destruction causing deformities of the spine and poor function of the shoulders and hips. Spondylarthritis differs from other types of arthritis in that it involves the enthuses, the sites where ligaments and tendons attach to bones.

Ankylosing spondylitis tends to start in the teens and 20s, and males are two to three times more likely to be affected than females.

Frequent fitness activities and back exercises are helpful.

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The terms "Spondylarthritis" returned 52 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

New paradigms in the diagnosis and classification of the spondylarthritis.
 

Author(s): Eduardo Collantes-Estevez

Journal: Reumatol Clin. ;9(4):199-200.

 

Last Updated: 8 Jul 2013

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Disease-specific and inflammation-independent stromal alterations in spondylarthritis synovitis.
 

Author(s): Nataliya Yeremenko, Troy Noordenbos, Tineke Cantaert, Melissa van Tok, Marleen van de Sande, Juan D Cañete, Paul P Tak, Dominique Baeten

Journal: Arthritis Rheum.. 2013 Jan;65(1):174-85.

 

The molecular processes driving the distinct patterns of synovial inflammation and tissue remodeling in spondylarthritis (SpA) as compared to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) remain largely unknown. Therefore, we aimed to identify novel and unsuspected disease-specific pathways in SpA by ...

Last Updated: 2 Jan 2013

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Changing paradigms in spondylarthritis: the myofibroblast signature.
 

Author(s): Christian Beyer, Jörg H W Distler

Journal: Arthritis Rheum.. 2013 Jan;65(1):24-7.

 

Last Updated: 2 Jan 2013

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The terms "Spondylarthritis" returned 5 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Mediators of structural remodeling in peripheral spondylarthritis.
 

Author(s): Bernard Vandooren, Nataliya Yeremenko, Troy Noordenbos, Johannes Bras, Paul P Tak, Dominique Baeten

Journal: Arthritis Rheum.. 2009 Dec;60(12):3534-45.

 

Last Updated: 16 Dec 2009

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Progress in spondylarthritis. Progress in studies of the genetics of ankylosing spondylitis.
 

Author(s): Matthew A Brown

Journal: Arthritis Res. Ther.. 2009 ;11(5):254.

 

The advent of high-throughput SNP genotyping methods has advanced research into the genetics of common complex genetic diseases such as ankylosing spondylitis (AS) rapidly in recent times. The identification of associations with the genes IL23R and ERAP1 have been robustly replicated, ...

Last Updated: 27 Nov 2009

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Progress in spondylarthritis. Immunopathogenesis of spondyloarthritis: which cells drive disease?
 

Author(s): Lode Melis, Dirk Elewaut

Journal: Arthritis Res. Ther.. 2009 ;11(3):233.

 

Spondyloarthritides, or SpA, form a cluster of chronic inflammatory diseases with the axial skeleton as the most typical disease localisation, although extra-articular manifestations such as intestinal inflammation may frequently occur during the course of the disease. This review ...

Last Updated: 22 Jul 2009

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Last Updated: 9 Jun 2014

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Last Updated: 27 Mar 2012

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