Genetic Testing can help determine if a patient has developed AS. Learn more from Dr. Anthony Leone.
Any of the seronegative spondyloarthropathies, particularly ankylosing spondylitis (AS), can have spinal involvement. A history of inflammatory bowel disease, urethritis, or psoriasis should lead to further investigation of these disorders, which include Reiter’s syndrome, psoriatic arthritis, arthritis of inflammatory bowel disease, and the undifferentiated spondyloarthropathies.¹
¹Garfin MD, Steven. Orthopaedic Knowledge Update : Spine. Rosemont: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1997.