Medical Treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis

Title
Medical Treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis
Authors
문경호
Keywords
Ankylosing spondylitis, Medical treatment, TNF-αinhibitors
Issue Date
2014-09
Publisher
Hip and Pelvis
Series/Report no.
Hip and Pelvis; 26권 3호 pp 129~135
Abstract
The diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis is often delayed due to ambiguous clinical manifestations and strict diagnostic criteria. However, imaging techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging have been found effective for the early diagnosis of non-radiographic sacroiliitis. New tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) inhibitors have good efficacy for patients with persistently high disease activity despite conventional nonsteroidal anti￾inflammatory drug treatment. Thus, early diagnosis and aggressive treatments are essential for ankylosing spondylitis patients. Because many patients complain of musculoskeletal pains, especially around the sacroiliac joint area, hip specialists should be informed of up-to-date knowledge. In this review, we discuss new diagnostic criteria for ankylosing spondylitis, administration methods of TNF-αinhibitors, and the long-term follow-up results for patients treated with TNF-αinhibitors.
URI
http://dspace.inha.ac.kr/handle/10505/38960
ISSN
2287-3260
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