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Degenerative Disc Pathology in Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis: Its Frequency and Relation with Disease Activity

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2016.121
Synopsis: 
The purpose was to determine the frequency of degenerative disc pathology in AS patients and explore its association with parameters of disease activity. We observed a high prevalence of Modic type 2 changes and bulging herniation in AS patients.

ABSTRACT

Objective: To determine the frequency of degenerative disc pathology in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and explore its association with parameters of disease activity.

Accepted: 
16 Jun, 2016
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e-Published: 21 Jul, 2016

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