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Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis is an autoimmune inflammatory disorder of the spine characterized by pain and stiffness with a variable course. It mainly affects the joints of the spine and sacroiliac joint in the pelvis. As the severity increases, the joints start to fuse with each other resulting in a rigid spine.

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Is rheumatoid factor a genetic disorder?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a question relating to my deceased father. I obtained his medical records after his death. While searching through his records to gain a better understanding of what may happen to me, I found he was positive for the rheumatoid factor and had been diagnosed with ankylosing spondyl...  Read Full »

Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, I do not think you should be worried about anything. Firstly rheumatoid factor is not transmitted genetically unlike HLA- B27 (human leucocyte antigen). Secondly, it can be positive in a lot of people but does not cause any symptoms. Thirdly, you have been test...  Read Full »

Can my husband take Adalimumab for ankylosing spondylitis?

Query: Hello doctor,My husband is suffering from ankylosing spondylitis, and he is under treatment since last year. His doctor has now suggested Adfrar 40 injections along with physiotherapy and a belt. The doctor has also suggested halting swimming until further instructions. I am looking for a second opi...  Read Full »

Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), and his disease does look quite severe. Developing a compression fracture is an indication that the disease activity is high. The reason for stopping exercises would be the f...  Read Full »

Can one live a long life by continuing Remicade infusions?

Query: Hello doctor,I am having ankylosing spondylitis (HLA-B27 Positive) and had six Remicade infusions till now. I responded to the Remicade infusions very well. But after almost three months of every infusion, gradually I received the pain again. I want to know if a person can live a normal life if he c...  Read Full »

Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well yes, it does happen sometimes that the disease goes into remission and does not come back again. But when it does, it is something hard to say. I suggest you continue exercises and a short course of painkillers when you get the pain. The point is to prolon...  Read Full »

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