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Putting It All Together: Ankylosing Spondylitis
- Ankylosing spondylitis is type of rheumatism that causes arthritis, predominantly of the spine and pelvis. It can cause inflammation of the eyes, heart valves, and lungs.
- The major symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis are pain and stiffness.
- Ankylosing spondylitis cannot be cured, but it can be managed with medication, physical therapy, and exercise.
- Most people don’t develop disabilities and can lead normal, productive lives.