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Featured Article From The Spring 2015 Issue of Spondylitis Plus - SAA's Quarterly News Magazine

Juvenile Spondyloarthritis: An Updated Overview
By Pamela Weiss, MD MSCE

Spondyloarthritis (SpA) is a group of chronic inflammatory conditions characterized by arthritis, enthesitis, dactylitis (sausage-like swelling of the fingers or toes), acute and painful eye inflammation, HLA-B27 positivity, inflammatory back pain, and sacroiliitis. The term SpA encompasses ankylosing spondylitis (AS), undifferentiated SpA, inflammatory bowel disease associated arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and reactive arthritis.

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