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WHY IS ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS DIAGNOSED LATE

https://doi.org/10.14412/2074-2711-2009-50

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The review analyzes reasons for the late diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis (Bekhterev's disease). Poor awareness about this disease among general practitioners, neurologists, manual therapists is a most significant reason. At the same time physicians of these specialties frequently encounter patients with early ankylosing spondylitis. Early long-term therapy with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs contributes to the maintenance of good quality of life in patients and to a favorable prognosis.

About the Authors

A. G. Bochkova
Research Institute of Rheumatology, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences; Neurology Research Center, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences
Russian Federation
Moscow


A. V. Levshakova
Research Institute of Rheumatology, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences; Neurology Research Center, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences
Russian Federation
Moscow


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Bochkova A.G., Levshakova A.V. WHY IS ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS DIAGNOSED LATE. Neurology, Neuropsychiatry, Psychosomatics. 2009;1(3-4):19-24. (In Russ.) https://doi.org/10.14412/2074-2711-2009-50

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