Ankylosing spondylitis Introduction

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ankylosing-sp1ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS – INTRODUCTION

Ankylosing spondylitis is a slowly progressive inflammatory disease of joints, characterised by gradually increasing stiffness in the back.

EXTENT OF PROBLEM

There are approximately 4 lac cases of Ankylosing spondylitis in U.S.A. where as in U.K. it has been estimated to be affecting 4 people per thousand population.