Medical Dictionary: Bekhterev's disease


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Bekhterev's disease: Another name for Ankylosing Spondylitis.
Bekhterev's disease (condition): Inflammation of spinal joints similar to rheumatoid arthritis.

Bekhterev's disease: This type of arthritis primarily affects the spine, but may also cause arthritis in the hips, shoulders, and knees. The tendons and ligaments around the bones and joints in the spine become inflamed, resulting in pain and stiffness, especially in the lower back. Ankylosing spondylitis tends to affect people in late adolescence or early adulthood. 1

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1. excerpt from Questions and Answers About Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases: NIAMS

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