11 Conditions that may Indicate Axial Spondyloarthritis

Apr 19, 2019

Axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) is never a straightforward diagnosis. In this slideshow, we highlight 11 disease manifestations associated with axSpA.

Axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) is never a straightforward diagnosis. The condition is associated with a number of comorbidities, which serve as signs and symptoms of a condition that affects 2.7 million people in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One recent study showed that it can take as long as 10 years to arrive at a diagnosis of axSpA―only after years of treatment for associated conditions.The arthritis advocacy group CreakyJoints reported that "Being female, testing negative for HLA-B27- an antigen that’s associated with axSpA but is not required for diagnosis-having a history of psoriasis, and being younger (late 20s) when symptoms started all increased the risk of a greater diagnostic delay.”In this slideshow, we highlight 11 disease manifestations associated with axSpA as reported in the journal Nature.