Early diagnosis of spondyloarthritis

  title={Early diagnosis of spondyloarthritis},
  author={J{\"u}rgen Braun and Joachim Sieper},
  journal={Nature Clinical Practice Rheumatology},
The term 'spondyloarthritis', which is preferred to 'spondyloarthropathy', refers to a group of similar diseases with distinct clinical features and a common genetic predisposition, rather than one disease with different clinical presentations. Mainly for clinical purposes, five disease subtypes are recognized: ankylosing spondylitis (AS), psoriatic spondyloarthritis, reactive spondyloarthritis, spondyloarthritis associated with inflammatory bowel disease, and undifferentiated spondyloarthritis… CONTINUE READING
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