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Clinical and Molecular Advances in Ankylosing Spondylitis

Edited by Jacome Bruges-Armas

University of Porto, Portugal

The first section of the book entitled Clinical and Molecular Advances in Ankylosing Spondylitis is a review of the clinical manifestations of Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) and Spondyloarthritis (SpA). The book includes chapters on Bone Mineral Density measurements, two chapters on the temporomandibular joints, axial fractures, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment. Molecular genetics and immune response are analyzed in the second section of the book; information on HLA-B*27, other MHC genes and the immune response of AS patients to bacteria is reviewed and updated. Two chapters are dedicated to recent information on non-MHC genes in AS susceptibility, and to new data on disease pathways generated from gene expression studies on peripheral blood.

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Clinical and Molecular Advances in Ankylosing SpondylitisEdited by Jacome Bruges-Armas

Published: February 22nd 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1057

ISBN: 978-953-51-0137-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6840-9

Copyright year: 2012

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27170 Total Chapter Downloads

4 Crossref Citations

11 Web of Science Citations

8 Dimensions Citations


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1. Clinical Features of Ankylosing Spondylitis

By Jeanette Wolf


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2. Ankylosing Apondylitis of Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)

By Raveendra Manemi, Rooprashmi Kenchangoudar and Peter Revington


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3. Bone Mineral Density Changes in Patients with Spondyloarthropathies

By Lina Vencevičienė, Rimantas Vencevičius and Irena Butrimienė


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4. Surgical Treatment After Spinal Trauma in Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis

By Stamatios A. Papadakis, Konstantinos Kateros, Spyridon Galanakos, George Machairas, Pavlos Katonis and George Sapkas


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5. HLA-B27 and Ankylosing Spondylitis

By Wen-Chan Tsai


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6. Humoral Immune Response to Salmonella Antigens and Polymorphisms in Receptors for the Fc of IgG in Patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis

By Ma. de Jesús Durán-Avelar, Norberto Vibanco-Pérez, Angélica N. Rodríguez-Ocampo, Juan Manuel Agraz-Cibrian, Salvador Peña-Virgen and José Francisco Zambrano-Zaragoza


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7. Genetics in Ankylosing Spondylitis – Beyond HLA-B*27

By Bruno Filipe Bettencourt, Iris Foroni, Ana Rita Couto, Manuela Lima and Jácome Bruges-Armas


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8. Lessons from Genomic Profiling in AS

By Fernando M. Pimentel-Santos, Jaime C. Branco and Gethin Thomas


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