Ankylosing spondylitis
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Ankylosing spondylitis

Jennie Walker Clinical educator, Department of Orthopaedic and Accident Surgery, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham

This article provides an overview of ankylosing spondylitis, a chronic condition characterised by abnormal ossification and ankylosis affecting the spine and sacro-iliac joints. It explores the needs of patients with the condition and identifies pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to disease management.

Nursing Standard. 20, 46, 48-52. doi: 10.7748/ns2006.


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