Ankylosing Spondylitis, Rheumatologic Perspective (cont.)
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What Are Rheumatologic Symptoms of Ankylosing Spondylitis?
Symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis vary from person to person. Typical symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis include the following:
Ankylosing spondylitis can also be associated with inflammation of the eyes (iritis) or bowels (colitis). Mouth ulcers can sometimes occur. Skin inflammation, called psoriasis, can cause patchy, scaly redness. Rarely, the lungs can be injured due to a scarring condition called fibrosis. Some people with ankylosing spondylitis can develop irregular electrical pathways in the heart.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/21/2017
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