Ankylosing Spondylitis, Rheumatologic Perspective (cont.)
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rheumatologic perspective of ankylosing spondylitis, AS, arthritis, sacroiliac joint, intervertebral joint, fused vertebra, bamboo spine, rigid spine, back stiffness, early-morning stiffness, loss of spine mobility, HLA-B27, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, NSAIDs, sulfasalazine, TNF-alpha blockers
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