The high cost of not treating ankylosing spondylitis

Failure to diagnose a rheumatic condition that can cause life-long back pain and give patients appropriate care is costing society dearly.  Dr Helena Marzo-Ortega, from the Leeds Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit, and colleagues are now lobbying Parliament to improve access to essential tests – to confirm doctors’ suspicions of AS – as well as therapies that could limit disease damage and improve patients’ mobility. For more details go to http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/849/the_high_cost_of_not_treating_ankylosing_spondylitis