• Ankylosing Spondylitis Similar Conditions

Similar Conditions

Degenerative disc disease

  • The inter-vertebral disc degenerates and space between the discs reduces. It is the most common and serious age-related change.


  • It is abnormal curvature of the spine in sagittal plane and affects cervical, lumbar and thoracic spine too.
  • Leads to cardio pulmonary deficit and neurologic deficits.


  • It is the most common type of joint disease affecting spaces between joints called cartilage between synovial joints.
  • Symptoms come on mainly in mornings and mostly affect knees and hips.


  • It refers to the forward slippage of one vertebral body with respect to the one beneath it.
  • This occurs most commonly in between junction of lumbar and sacral region. Patient may or may not complain of severe back pain.

Reactive Arthritis

  • It is an autoimmune joint disease which develops after a bacterial infection.
  • It has been associated with eye, gastrointestinal and genitourinary infections. It is also a seronegative arthritis.

Psoriatic Arthritis

  • Psoriatic arthritis is also a seronegative arthritis present in patients who are already suffering with psoriasis.
  • Finger joints are mainly involved with development of deformities.