This table lists symptoms that people with this disease may have. For most diseases, symptoms will vary from person to person. People with the same disease may not have all the symptoms listed. This information comes from a database called the Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) . The HPO collects information on symptoms that have been described in medical resources. The HPO is updated regularly. Use the HPO ID to access more in-depth information about a symptom.
|Medical Terms||Other Names||
|Percent of people who have these symptoms is not available through HPO|
Abnormal heart rate
Heart rhythm disorders
Irregular heart beat
Irregular heartbeat[ more ]
|Inflammation of the large intestine||0002037|
Round back[ more ]
Making a diagnosis for a genetic or rare disease can often be challenging. Healthcare professionals typically look at a person’s medical history, symptoms, physical exam, and laboratory test results in order to make a diagnosis. The following resources provide information relating to diagnosis and testing for this condition. If you have questions about getting a diagnosis, you should contact a healthcare professional.
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Support and advocacy groups can help you connect with other patients and families, and they can provide valuable services. Many develop patient-centered information and are the driving force behind research for better treatments and possible cures. They can direct you to research, resources, and services. Many organizations also have experts who serve as medical advisors or provide lists of doctors/clinics. Visit the group’s website or contact them to learn about the services they offer. Inclusion on this list is not an endorsement by GARD.
Living with a genetic or rare disease can impact the daily lives of patients and families. These resources can help families navigate various aspects of living with a rare disease.
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I am 25 years old. I was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis (grade 2) one and a half years ago. I am on NSAIDs presently. I have lower back pain and morning stiffness for 30 to 45 minutes. I do regular exercises. What can I do for normal spinal mobility and a healthy life? Is there any role of food in this disease? Will all patients with this disease become disabled and spines become fused? What are the chances of transmission of this disease to my offspring? What types of tests should I have each year? See answer
Can it affect the hands as well as other parts of the body? Also, can diet improve or vitamins help? The strong meds seem to make it worse - hard on the stomach and causing other medical problems. See answer
Is there an association between ankylosing spondylitis and Crohn's disease? See answer