This article provides an overview of ankylosing spondylitis, including signs and symptoms, diagnosis and management. The article focuses on the difficulties and delays associated with diagnosing this chronic inflammatory disease and developments in diagnostic criteria. Changes in the management of patients with the disease are also discussed, particularly in light of anti-tumour necrosis factor therapy.
Nursing Standard. 28, 16, 52-59. doi: 10.7748/ns2013.12.28.16.52.e7807Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review
Received: 23 April 2013
Accepted: 18 October 2013
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