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Ankylosing Spondylitis: Diagnosis and Management by Barend J. van Royen, Ben A. C. Dijkmans

By Barend J. van Royen, Ben A. C. Dijkmans

The 1st and simply interdisciplinary advisor devoted to the topic, this reference leads readers in the course of the pathogenic, genetic, scientific, and biomechanical points of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and addresses matters concerning results overview, clinical remedy, surgical issues, illness administration, and genetics.

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This is consistent with the associations seen between DR7 and psoriatic arthritis, and the association of the B27-DR7 haplotype and disease progression in psoriatic arthritis (114,115). DR8 is associated with iritis and age of onset in Norwegian AS patients, iritis in Japanese AS patients, and DR8 homozygosity is associated with AS, but not iritis in a group of British Caucasians (105,115,116). These findings indicate a role for a further MHC gene in susceptibility and the clinical manifestations of AS, and when complicated with disorders such as IBD and psoriasis.

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