ankylosing spondylitis

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ankylosing spondylitis

n
med inflammation of the spine causing two or more vertebrae to become fused

ankylosing spondylitis

A disease in which joints become inflamed and later fuse.
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Noun1.ankylosing spondylitis - a chronic form of spondylitis primarily in males and marked by impaired mobility of the spineankylosing spondylitis - a chronic form of spondylitis primarily in males and marked by impaired mobility of the spine; sometimes leads to ankylosis
autoimmune disease, autoimmune disorder - any of a large group of diseases characterized by abnormal functioning of the immune system that causes your immune system to produce antibodies against your own tissues
spondylitis - inflammation of a spinal joint; characterized by pain and stiffness
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ankylosing spondylitis

n espondilitis f anquilosante
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13) Ochronotic spondyloarthropathy resembles ankylosing spondylitis (AS) in its damage to the spine and large joints; however, it differs in that it spares the sacroiliac joints and does not have the annular ossification, syndesmosis, or bamboo spine that are associated with AKU.
In thoracic (Picture 1) and lumbosacral (Picture 2) graphs, marked squaring in her vertebras, shiny corners, symmetric syndesmophytes, bamboo spine, trolley track sign, osteoporosis and left faced scoliosis were observed.
The morphological changes used to assess spinal involvement in x-ray were syndesmophytes, shining corners, squaring, arthritis of the apophyseal joints, spondylodiscitis, bamboo spine and trolley track sign (13).