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Heterogeneous group of arthritic diseases sharing clinical and radiologic features. They are associated with the HLA-B27 ANTIGEN and some with a triggering infection. Most involve the axial joints in the SPINE, particularly the SACROILIAC JOINT, but can also involve asymmetric peripheral joints. Subsets include ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS; REACTIVE ARTHRITIS; PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS; and others.

Year introduced: 2002

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Tree Number(s): C05.116.900.853.625.800, C05.550.114.865.800

MeSH Unique ID: D025242

Entry Terms:

  • Marie-Strumpell Spondylitis
  • Marie Strumpell Spondylitis
  • Spondylitis, Marie-Strumpell
  • Spondyloarthropathy
  • Spondyloarthropathies
  • Bechterew Syndrome
  • Syndrome, Bechterew
  • Spondylarthropathy

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