Ankylosing Spondylitis, Rheumatologic Perspective (cont.)
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Media file 1: Pelvic x-ray film of a person with ankylosing spondylitis demonstrating involvement of the sacroiliac joints (more intense whitish appearance with joint irregularity.
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