Ulf Lindström

Lars Erik Kristensen2
Helena Forsblad-d’Elia2
Sofia Exarchou2
Johan Askling2
2Lars Erik Kristensen
2Helena Forsblad-d’Elia
2Sofia Exarchou
2Johan Askling
1Lennart TH Jacobsson
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INTRODUCTION Prevalence estimates of ankylosing spondylitis vary considerably, and there are few nationwide estimates. The present study aimed to describe the national prevalence of clinically diagnosed ankylosing spondylitis in Sweden, stratified according to age, sex, geographical, and socio-economic factors, and according to subgroups with ankylosing(More)
BACKGROUND The effect of circumstances and exposures early in life on the risk of developing ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is largely unknown. The purpose of this study was to determine whether perinatal characteristics predict development of AS. METHODS AS cases (n = 1960; 59 % men) were defined as listed with a diagnosis of AS at least once in the Swedish(More)
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