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Ankylosing Spondylitis Diagnosis
Criteria for the diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis were developed at rheumatic disease conferences in Rome and New York and subsequently have been referred to as the Rome criteria (1963) and the New York criteria (1968), respectively. Although these criteria are not perfect, they have been generally accepted to be useful. Sacroiliitis is the distinctive characteristic of ankylosing spondylitis, and its presence is required for the diagnosis under both sets of criteria.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/29/2014
Wilfred CG Peh, MD, MBBS, FRCP(Edin), FRCP(Glasg), FRCR, MHSM
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