|Signs and Symptoms||Approximate number of patients (when available)|
|Abnormal form of the vertebral bodies||90%|
|Abnormality of the oral cavity||90%|
|Abnormality of the sacroiliac joint||90%|
|Inflammatory abnormality of the eye||90%|
|Abnormality of the thorax||50%|
|Abnormal tendon morphology||7.5%|
|Abnormality of temperature regulation||7.5%|
|Abnormality of the aortic valve||7.5%|
|Abnormality of the pericardium||7.5%|
|Abnormality of the pleura||7.5%|
|Recurrent urinary tract infections||7.5%|
|Inflammation of the large intestine||-|
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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
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