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Manifestaciones extraarticulares y complicaciones de la espondiloartritis anquilosante
Extra-articular manifestations and complications of ankylosing spondylitis
J. Gratacós
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Correspondencia: Dr. J. Gratacós. Unidad de Reumatología. Hospital de Sabadell. Institut Universitari Parc Taulí. (UAB). Parc Taulí, s/n. 08208 Sabadell. Barcelona. España.
Unidad de Reumatología. Hospital de Sabadell. Institut Universitari Parc Taulí. Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. Sabadell. Barcelona. España
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Como manifestaciones extraarticulares podrían entenderse todos aquellos signos y síntomas que, originándose en órganos y tejidos deferentes al aparato locomotor se hallan, al menos en parte, relacionados etiopatogénicamente con la espondilitis anquilosante (EA). Así, en este apartado se incluirían las manifestaciones oculares, intestinales y cardíacas communes a todas las enfermedades de la familia de las espondiloartritis a través de su asociación con el HLAB27. Las complicaciones por su parte incluirían aquellas manifestaciones clínicas que son más bien secuelas, fruto de la actividad espondilítica persistente y/o del tratamiento. En la tabla 1 se expone el listado y las principales características de todas ellas. Evidentemente, esta clasificación no es perfecta, pues entre otras cosas, el conocimiento que tenemos sobre la etiopatogenia de la EA es aún bastante limitado.

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Manifestaciones extraarticulares
Espondilitis anquilosante

Extra-articular manifestations can be defined as all symptoms and signs etiopathogenically related, at least in part, to ankylosing spondylitis (AS) that arise in the various organs and tissues of the locomotor apparatus. Thus, ocular, intestinal and cardiac manifestations, which are common to all spondylarthritides through their association with HLA-B27, are grouped under this heading. Complications include clinical manifestations that result from persistent spondylitic activity and/or treatment. Table 1 provides a list and the main characteristics of these manifestations. Obviously, this classification is far from perfect since, among other factors, knowledge of the etiopathogenesis of AS is still fairly limited.

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Extra-articular manifestations
Ankylosing spondylitis
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