Clinical update

Ankylosing spondylitis

Our guide to new NICE guidance on ankylosing spondylitis, a chronic condition affecting 200,000 people in the UK.
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Our guide to new NICE guidance on ankylosing spondylitis, a chronic condition affecting 200,000 people in the UK.

Essential facts

About 200,000 people have ankylosing spondylitis in the UK, with approximately 2,300 new diagnoses each year in England and Wales. A form of arthritis, the chronic condition causes inflammation in the spine and other areas of the body. It is about three times more common in men than in women.

What’s new

New draft guidance from the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) means thousands of people with ankylosing spondylitis will soon have access to an innovative new drug. Secukinumab, which helps patients by reducing inflammation and pain and improving mobility, is the first in a new class of drug to

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