spondyloarthropathy


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Related to spondyloarthropathy: ankylosing spondylitis

spondyloarthropathy

 [spon″dĭ-lo-ahr-throp´ah-the]
disease of the joints of the spine.

spondyloarthropathy

(spŏn′dl-ō-är-thrŏp′ə-thē)
n.
Any of several diseases of the joints of the spine.

spondyloarthropathy

[spon′dilō′ärthrop′əthē]
any of a set of diseases of the joints and spine. Most commonly affected are the lower extremities, sacroiliac joint, and hip. Pain and restricted motion of the hips and lower back are typical complaints. Many patients also experience eye disorders.

spondyloarthropathy

vertebral joint disease; characteristic of spondylitis

spondyloarthropathy

disease of the joints of the spine.

Patient discussion about spondyloarthropathy

Q. Our GP said that I have a greater risk for joint disease because I am HLA-B27 + . what is he talking about? My mom and dad have a spondyloarthropathy. they went to our GP and he did us some genetic tests and said that I am HLA-B27 positive, and that i have a greater risk for several diseases. what kind of diseases is he talking about?

A. HLA-B27 is a part of our immune system. Some of us )like me) have this gene and some of us don't have it. The fact you have this gene says you might have some diseases.
Those diseases are mainly arthritis for its kinds and inflammatory bowel diseases (witch I have and its totally manageable.
if your parents have only spondyloarthropathy I guess you can expect you will have a spondyloarthropathy too.
Go to your GP and ask him to explain you more about this.

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April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that the availability of Amgen/Wyeth/Takeda's Enbrel, Centocor/Schering-Plough/Mitsubishi Tanabe's Remicade, and Abbott/Eisai's Humira has driven dramatic growth in the spondyloarthropathy (SpA) market, which reached nearly $2 billion in 2008 in the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and United Kingdom.
However, the background rate of HLA-B27 (6-8% in Caucasian populations), the high prevalence of low back pain and the relative rarity of HLA-B27-positive spondyloarthropathy limit the diagnostic utility of this genetic marker.
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