Chapter 27. Inflammatory Spondyloarthropathies

  1. Robert P. Lisak MD, FAAN, FRCP Parker Webber Chair Professor Chair Neurologist-in-Chief Chief2,3,
  2. Daniel D. Truong MD, FAAN Head4,
  3. William M. Carroll MBBS, MD, FRACP, FRCP(E) Head5 and
  4. Roongroj Bhidayasiri MD, FRCP Director6,7
  1. Asmahan Alshubaili MD, FRCP Consultant and Head

Published Online: 18 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317008.ch27

International Neurology: A Clinical Approach

International Neurology: A Clinical Approach

How to Cite

Alshubaili, A. (2009) Inflammatory Spondyloarthropathies, in International Neurology: A Clinical Approach (eds R. P. Lisak, D. D. Truong, W. M. Carroll and R. Bhidayasiri), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317008.ch27

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA

  2. 3

    Detroit Medical Center, Harper University Hospital, Detroit, MI, USA

  3. 4

    The Parkinson and Movement Disorder Institute, Memorial Neuroscience Institute, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Fountain Valley, CA, USA

  4. 5

    Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, Perth, Australia

  5. 6

    Chulalongkorn Comprehensive Movement Disorders Center, Chulalongkorn University Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand

  6. 7

    University of California at Los Angeles, School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Author Information

  1. Neurology Department, Ibn Sina Hospital, Safat, Kuwait

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 11 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405157384

Online ISBN: 9781444317008



  • inflammatory spondyloarthropathies -axial skeletal involvement;
  • ankylosing spondylitis (AS) - association with HLA-B27 antigen;
  • spondyloarthropathies - AS, Reiter's syndrome, psoriatic arthritis;
  • epidemiology - AS more common in males than females;
  • AS clinical symptoms - stiffness, low back pain, immobility;
  • AS constitutional symptoms - fatigue, anorexia, and mild fever;
  • treatment - non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Epidemiology

  • Pathogenesis

  • Pathogenesis

  • Diagnosis

  • Treatment

  • Further reading