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The Expert Panel of the National Consultant for Rheumatology recommendations for the management of ankylosing spondylitis
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Online publication date: 2008-09-26
Reumatologia 2008;46(4):191–197
Diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is still delayed by 5-7 years. The proposed diagnostic algorithm in patients with suspected early AS may help physicians confidently diagnose patients before definite radiographic changes are detectable. Magnetic resonance imaging is a useful imaging modality for detecting early changes of AS. It is critical to make an early diagnosis of AS and in active cases start intensive therapy including anti-TNF-α agents before irreversible damage takes place.
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