Management of comorbidities in ankylosing spondylitis

Am J Med Sci. 2012 May;343(5):364-6. doi: 10.1097/MAJ.0b013e3182514059.


The major comorbidities of ankylosing spondylitis include uveitis, bowel inflammation, psoriasis and heart disease. The pathogenic mechanism to account for the coexistence of comorbidities remains largely unknown. In some instances, the comorbidity has a major impact on the choice of therapy.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cardiovascular Diseases / complications*
  • Comorbidity
  • Humans
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases / complications*
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases / therapy
  • Osteoporosis / complications*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Spondylitis, Ankylosing / complications*
  • Spondylitis, Ankylosing / epidemiology
  • Spondylitis, Ankylosing / therapy
  • Uveitis / complications*
  • Uveitis / therapy