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Researchers have identified a unique population of entheseal resident cells that can be activated by interleukin 23 (IL-23). This finding may be key to understanding how dysregulation of IL-23 results in precise inflammation of the entheses.
From the College: Coding Corner Question
A 50-year-old male patient diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis comes to the office for a routine follow-up visit and weekly methotrexate injection. The patient reports increased low back pain and stiffness for the previous three weeks, which is interfering with his recreational activities and ability to perform household chores that require bending and lifting. The patient states he has no other musculoskeletal pain or any joint swelling. The problem-pertinent review of system is negative. He is on...
From the College: Researcher Looks at Link between Arthritis and Eye Disease
Holly Rosenzweig, PhD, has developed a novel investigative model that may better inform treatment of patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) who also develop uveitis.
Departments: "A Common Language for SPONDYLOARTHRITIS"
Fifteen years ago, a small group of academic rheumatologists began meeting to discuss a common clinical interest in ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Their work launched a dialogue that has had an enormous impact on the field of rheumatology—and on the lives of people with AS. A disease with little in the way of common measurement tools, AS soon gained center stage in rheumatology as treatment with tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors showed dramatic results for this previously intractable condition....
It has been long understood and well accepted that inflammation and structural damage are tightly connected in rheumatoid arthritis and that the degree of structural damage will be controlled if the inflammation is controlled.
Departments: Reading Rheum
Gene Association Hints at Potential Ankylosing Spondylitis Treatment; New Tool for Predicting Hip Fracture Risk