Prevalence of spondylarthropathies
in HLA-B27 positive and negative blood donors.
Misfolding of HLA-B27 as a result of its B pocket suggests a novel mechanism for its role in susceptibility to spondylarthropathies
The cause of AS is not known, but all of the spondylarthropathies share a common genetic marker, called HLA-B27, in most affected individuals.
Other disorders of the internal organs and bones mimic spondylarthropathies and must be distinguished.
Overall, only about 2 percent of B27-positive individuals will develop one of the seronegative spondylarthropathies
The first successful experiments reproducing human arthritic diseases collectively called spondylarthropathies
in laboratory animals were recently reported by Dr.
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Cardiovascular risk profile of patients with spondylarthropathies
, particularly ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis.
Measures of symptoms and disease status in ankylosing spondylitis: Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Score (ASDAS), Ankylosing Spondylitis Quality of Life Scale (ASQoL), Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Index (BASDAI), Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Functional Index (BASFI), Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Global Score (BAS-G), Bath Ankylosing Spondylitis Metrology Index (BASMI), Dougados Functional Index (DFI), and Health Assessment Questionnaire for the Spondylarthropathies
Evaluation of the Amor criteria for spondylarthropathies
and European Spondylarthropathy Study Group (ESSG).
The most often cited classification criteria for SpA are the Europian Spondylarthropathies
Study Group (ESSG) criteria that were proposed in 1991.