Axial spondyloarthritis is the commonest inflammatory arthritis affecting the spine. Typically first presenting to a variety of primary and secondary care professionals, the high global disease burden of this conditionhas created a need for increased awareness of this condition across a range of rheumatology specialties.
A pocketbook aimed at the non-specialist reader Axial Spondyloarthritis is the essential guide to this common condition. Focusing on the practical implications of developments in classification, diagnosis andtreatment, this easily accessible text fully covers the broader spectrum of the disease.
Concise and fully illustrated, this addition to the Oxford Rheumatology Library covers the history and pathophysiology of axial spondylitis, alongside detailed sections on treatments, complications andmanifestations of the condition. With each section supported by a handy key points section, Axial Spondyloarthritis is a useful and constructive resource for any practitioner or trainee encountering thiscondition.
Table of contents
1: What are ankylosing spondylitis and axial spondyloarthritis?
2: A brief history of ankylosing spondylitis
3: The epidemiology of ankylosing spondylitis, axial spondyloarthritis and back pain
4: The genetics of axial spondyloarthritis
5: The pathophysiology and immunology of axial spondylitis
6: Inflammatory back pain
7: Peripheral musculoskeletal involvement in axial Spondyloarthritis
8: Extra-articular manifestations of axial spondyloarthritis
9: Complications of axial spondyloarthritis
10: The impact and cost of axial spondyloarthritis
11: Imaging in axial spondyloarthritis
12: Classification criteria in spondyloarthritis
13: Assessment and monitoring outcomes in axial spondyloarthritis
14: Non-pharmacological treatment of axial spondyloarthritis
15: Drug treatment for axial spondyloarthritis
16: The current and future outlook for patients with axial spondyloarthritis
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