Spondyloarthropathies

Spondyloarthropathies is a topic covered in the Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics.

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The spondyloarthropathies are an interrelated group of disorders characterized by one or more of the following features: spondylitis, sacroiliitis, enthesopathy (inflammation at sites of tendon insertion), and asymmetric oligoarthritis. Extra-articular features of this group of disorders may include inflammatory eye disease, urethritis, and mucocutaneous lesions. The spondyloarthropathies aggregate in families, where they are associated with HLA-B27 antigen.

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