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A case of ankylosing spondylitis and discussion of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23905135     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a systemic inflammatory disease. Its pathogenesis has not been completely understood, but the HLA-B 27 positive immune cells are thought to be involved. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents are the first line drugs and they effectively relieve the symptoms. Biological agents such as Infliximab may help in targeting the underlying inflammatory process and have been used recently. Here, we are reporting a case of AS with established classical skeletal deformities.
Authors:
M P Ranjith; R Divya
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2013-06-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical and diagnostic research : JCDR     Volume:  7     ISSN:  2249-782X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Diagn Res     Publication Date:  2013 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-08-01     Completed Date:  2013-08-01     Revised Date:  2013-08-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101488993     Medline TA:  J Clin Diagn Res     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1180-2     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Consultant Physician, Department of General Medicine, Melepurakkal Hospital , Malappuram, Kerala, India .
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