Ankylosing Spondylitis: The Facts
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 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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2 What is ankylosing spondylitis?
3 Early symptoms
4 The course of the disease
5 Exercise and physical therapy
6 Drug therapy
7 Nontraditional complementary or alternative therapy
8 Surgical treatment
13 The rheumatologists role
14 Radiology and diagnosis
15 The disease process
16 HLAB27 and the cause of ankylosing spondylitis
Appendix 1 Ankylosing spondylitis organizations
Appendix 2 Glossary
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