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What new treatments are being researched for ankylosing spondylitis?

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Some studies focus on genes, including HLA-B27, that make you more likely to get the disease. Others focus on proteins that may trigger inflammation. Researchers hope to come up with new drugs to stop AS before it can damage your back and other joints.

From: Medications for Ankylosing Spondylitis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Questions and Answers About Ankylosing Spondylitis.”

Spondylitis Association of America: “Medications Used to Treat Ankylosing Spondylitis and Related Diseases.”

Sieper, J. , Published online 2009. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases

Spondylitis Association of America: “Alternative Treatments.”

Harvard Medical School Patient Education Center: “Ankylosing Spondylitis.”

Arthritis Society of Canada: “Ankylosing Spondylitis.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on December 14, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “Questions and Answers About Ankylosing Spondylitis.”

Spondylitis Association of America: “Medications Used to Treat Ankylosing Spondylitis and Related Diseases.”

Sieper, J. , Published online 2009. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases

Spondylitis Association of America: “Alternative Treatments.”

Harvard Medical School Patient Education Center: “Ankylosing Spondylitis.”

Arthritis Society of Canada: “Ankylosing Spondylitis.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on December 14, 2018

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