Lesson 3, Topic 3
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Diagnosis of Ankylosing spondylitis

August 9, 2020
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  • + FABER TEST (Flexion, ABduction and External Rotation): painful sacroiliac joint
  • + SCHOBER TEST:  measures spine flexion —-> decrease spine mobility
  • Postural changes: increase thoracic kyphosis and decrease lumbar lordosis
  • X-ray:  Fusion of the sacroiliac spine; Bamboo spine; squaring of the vertebral bodies, calcification
  • Accurate test is MRI
  • Elevated CRP, ESR