AS vs other arthritic diseases

AS vs other

arthritic diseases

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Ankylosing Spondylitis

Rheumatoid Arthritis



Inflammatory disease

Autoimmune disease

Degenerative disease

Inflammatory arthritis

Small bones in the spine fuse, causing pain in the back

Pain , stiffness and inflammation around joints due to accumulation of fluid in joints

Cartilage, the joint cushion , breaks down causing bones to rub

Excess uric acid crystals deposit in joints causing pain

Symptoms start around lower back

Symptoms are not limited to joints - there is fever, muscle pain and fatigue too

Limited to joints

Symptoms are limited to joint - big toe is most common

Affects younger people (17-45 years)

More prevalent in older adults but can occur at any age 

Affects elderly

Rare in children and young adults. Affects men - 30-50 years, women - after menopause.

Treatment types for

 Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)