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What is non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis?

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Non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA) is a type of arthritis in your spine. It causes inflammation, which leads to symptoms such as redness, swelling, heat, stiffness, and pain. The condition affects the joints and the entheses -- tissues that connect bones to ligaments or tendons. With nr-axSpA, even though you have symptoms, X-rays don't show any damage to the joints.

From: Non-Radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: : "Extra-Articular Manifestations and Burden of Disease in Patients with Radiographic and Non-Radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis." American College of Rheumatology: "TNF Inhibitors," "Quality of Life, Physical Function, and Symptoms in Non-Radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis: The Patient Perspective." Arthritis Australia: "Non-Radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis." : "Analysis of HLA-B15 and HLA-B27 in Spondyloarthritis with Peripheral and Axial Clinical Patterns." Creaky Joints: "Non-Radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis: What Is It, and How is It Treated?" Gender Differences in Axial Spondyloarthritis: Women Are Not So Lucky." : "Patient Burden of Axial Spondyloarthritis." Mayo Clinic: "Ankylosing Spondylitis." National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society: "What is Axial Spondyloarthritis?" "When You Live with a Long-Term Condition It's Important to Have a Healthy Diet."








Acta Reumatologica PortugeseBMJ OpenCurrent Rheumatology Reports: "Journal of Clinical Rheumatology

Reviewed by David Zelman on November 24, 2019

SOURCES: : "Extra-Articular Manifestations and Burden of Disease in Patients with Radiographic and Non-Radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis." American College of Rheumatology: "TNF Inhibitors," "Quality of Life, Physical Function, and Symptoms in Non-Radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis: The Patient Perspective." Arthritis Australia: "Non-Radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis." : "Analysis of HLA-B15 and HLA-B27 in Spondyloarthritis with Peripheral and Axial Clinical Patterns." Creaky Joints: "Non-Radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis: What Is It, and How is It Treated?" Gender Differences in Axial Spondyloarthritis: Women Are Not So Lucky." : "Patient Burden of Axial Spondyloarthritis." Mayo Clinic: "Ankylosing Spondylitis." National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society: "What is Axial Spondyloarthritis?" "When You Live with a Long-Term Condition It's Important to Have a Healthy Diet."








Acta Reumatologica PortugeseBMJ OpenCurrent Rheumatology Reports: "Journal of Clinical Rheumatology

Reviewed by David Zelman on November 24, 2019

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