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AS Related Acronyms

SpA = spondyloarthropathy / spondyloarthropathies
AS = Ankylosing Spondylitis
PsA = Psoriatic Arthritis
ReA = Reactive Arthritis
RS = Reiter’s Syndrome (Reactive arthritis)
USpA = Undifferentiated Spondyloarthropathy
RA = Rheumatoid Arthritis
JRA = Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
JIA = Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
AAU = Acute Anterior Uveitis
BD = Behcet’s Disease
SLE = Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
CES = Cauda equina syndrome

IAIYH = It's All In Your Head
SI, SIJ = Sacroiliac joint
HLA B27 = a genetic marker identified with AS susceptibility
ESR = Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate
CRP = C-Reactive Protein
CBC = Complete Blood Count
DDD = Degenerative Disc Disease or Degenerative Disc Disorder
MHC = Major Histocompatibility Complex
IgA = Immunoglobulin type A
GIT = gastro-intestinal tract
ANA = Antinuclear Antibodies

NSAID = Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug
DMARD = Disease-Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drug
DCART = Disease-Controlling Anti-Rheumatic Treatment
TNFa = Tumour Necrosis Factor alpha
MTX = Methotrexate
SSZ = Sulfasalazine

NSD = No Starch Diet
LSD = London AS Diet
LDN = Low Dose Naltrexone
Kleb = Klebsiella pneumoniae
LGS = Leaky Gut Syndrome

dx = diagnosis
rx = prescription
OTC = over the counter (drug bought without a doctor's prescription)

PM = private message
WF = women's forum
MF = men's forum


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