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Diseases

Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Ankylosing spondylitis

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* Not a rare disease

Other Names for this Disease
  • Ankylosing spondyloarthritis
  • Bechterew syndrome
  • Marie-Strumpell spondylitis
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Your Questions Answered


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  • 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. Click here for answer

  • Is there an association between ankylosing spondylitis and Crohn's disease? Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • Ankylosing spondyloarthritis
  • Bechterew syndrome
  • Marie-Strumpell spondylitis
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.