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Some people may experience AS mild symptoms and not much progression; others can have more serious symptoms that continue to get worse.
While many studies have shown these medications help treat AS symptoms, more research has been needed about their impact on long-term disease progression.
“An improved risk stratification and vigilance for early diagnosis and treatment of AS particularly in African American patients is needed,” say study authors.
‘I knew that if I had to face the day I couldn’t just wake up, hop out of bed, and move as quickly as the rest of New York City.’
‘In a strange way, I was relieved to be diagnosed. And on some other, deeper, quieter level, I felt a connection to my family in an ancestral way.’
Already approved for rheumatoid arthritis, upadacitinib may help other inflammatory conditions as well.
Ankylosing spondylitis, a type of axial spondyloarthritis, can be tricky to diagnose. These other diseases can present similarly to AS and cause a misdiagnosis.
Having AS with psoriasis may have some things in common with psoriatic arthritis, but research shows these are two distinct conditions.