The histopathology of ankylosing spondylitis: are there unifying hypotheses?

  • Alex Poole
  • Published 1998 in The American journal of the medical sciences

Abstract

This article examines some fundamental features of the histopathology of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) such as inflammation in the entheses and syndesmophyte formation. This may be linked to the generation of transforming growth factor in inflammation, which can stimulate bone formation, and to the molecular composition of entheses where molecules are present… (More)

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