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Ankylosing Spondylitis

Jacome Bruges Armas

Comprehensive Health Research Center

Senior Specialist in Internal Medicine and Specialist in Oncology. Dr. Bruges Armas is a member of the Comprehensive Health Research Center (CHRC), Nova Medical School, University of Lisbon, and Director of the Oncology Service and Director of the Epidemiology and Molecular Biology Service (SEEBMO) at the Hospital de Santo Espirito de Angra do Heroísmo, Terceira Island, Azores, Portugal.

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Diagnostic Criteria Occurrence Peripheral Involvement Extra-Articular Manifestations Axial Imaging MRI Disease Activity Physical Function Potential Pathways MHC Drug Treatment New Small Molecules

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During the last years, there was intense research on Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) and related disorders, which were found to have a strong association with the HLA-B27 allele. Further studies showed that 92% of the population variance is due to genetic factors, and only a fraction of AS genetics can be explained by the influence of HLA-B27. Updated information on the genomic and auto-immune knowledge on AS is an important component of this book, calling attention to markers of disease activity, possible pathways, and the interaction with the gut microbiome, which are a step forward in the knowledge of the pathophysiology of AS, providing markers which are targets for the more recent biologic therapies.
An update on clinical manifestations, their assessment, monitoring, and imagiology, including peripheral arthritis, enthesopathy, and extra-articular findings, and, the differential diagnosis with other diseases which evolves with axial and peripheral calcifications will be provided.


An important component of this book must be dedicated to the more recent treatments namely with biologic therapies but focusing also on new small molecule inhibitors and experimental therapies.

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Jacome Bruges Armas

Comprehensive Health Research Center

Senior Specialist in Internal Medicine and Specialist in Oncology. Member of the Comprehensive Health Research Center (CHRC), Nova medical School, University of Lisbon, and Director of the Oncology Service and Director of the Epidemiology and Molecular Biology Service (SEEBMO) at the Hospital de Santo Espirito de Angra do Heroísmo, Terceira Island, Azores, Portugal. Main research interests are the epidemiology and molecular genetics of Spondyloarthritis (SpA), Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH), and Chondrocalcinosis (CC). He is a member of the EULAR EURODISH group.

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