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.
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