Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Spondylitis Evaluation

The evaluation of ankylosing spondylitis begins with a history and physical exam.

Physical findings in those with ankylosing spondylitis include:

  • Decreased range of motion of the spine
  • Decreased chest expansion
  • Kyphosis
  • Anterior uveitis

Tests are necessary to confirm the diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis.

Tests for ankylosing spondylitis may include:

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Last Updated: Nov 16, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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