Ankylosing Spondylitis: The Facts: The Facts

Paperback | June 1, 2002

byMuhammad Asim Khan

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Ankylosing spondilitis is a chronic form of arthritis known to affect around 1 in 200 people (over 1 million sufferers in the USA alone). No cure has yet been found for the disease, however, early diagnosis and proper medical management can be important in reducing the risk of disability anddeformity. Ankylosing spondilitis: the facts is the first mass market book to be published on this important disease. It provides clear and accessible information on treatment, diagnosis, genetic counselling, and daily life with this illness. Professor Khan is one of the leading experts in the world on AS,while also suffering from it. This combination of scientific knowledge and personal experience of a debilitating disorder results in a unique book which will prove invaluable for sufferers wishing to know more about their condition, and those that share their lives.

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Ankylosing spondilitis is a chronic form of arthritis known to affect around 1 in 200 people (over 1 million sufferers in the USA alone). No cure has yet been found for the disease, however, early diagnosis and proper medical management can be important in reducing the risk of disability anddeformity. Ankylosing spondilitis: the facts...

Muhammad Khan is a Professor of Medicine, Case Western University, Ohio USA.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.5 inPublished:June 1, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Facts and myths about ankylosing spondylitis2. What is ankylosing spondylitis3. Early symptoms4. The course of the disease5. Exercise and physical therapy6. Drug therapy7. Nontraditional (complementary, or alternative) therapy8. Surgical treatment9. Some later manifestations10. A typical case history11. Living with ankylosing spondylitis: some hints12. The management of AS: an overview13. The rheumatologist's role14. Radiology and diagnosis15. The disease process16. HLA-B27 and the cause of ankylosing spondylitis17. SpondyloarthropathiesAppendix 1Ankylosing spondylitis organizationsAppendix 2GlossaryReferences and further reading

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Ankylosing spondilitis is a chronic form of arthritis known to affect around 1 in 200 people (over 1 million sufferers in the USA alone). No cure has yet been found for the disease, however, early diagnosis and proper medical management can be important in reducing the risk of disability and deformity. Ankylosing spondilitis: the fact is the first mass market book to be published on this important disease. It provides clear and accessible information on treatment, diagnosis, genetic counselling, and daily life with this illness. Professor Khan is one of the leading experts in the world on AS, while also suffering from it. This combination of scientific knowledge and personal experience of a debilitating disorder results in a unique book which will prove invaluable for sufferers wishing to know more about their condition, and those that share their lives.