About the Axial Spondyloarthritis Working Group

Axial SpA is a form of inflammatory arthritis that most commonly affects the joints of the spine and pelvis. Common features of spondyloarthritis include inflammatory back pain, as well as pain and inflammation in the peripheral joints, the digestive tract or eyes.
Nowadays, patients with axSpA are usually classified in two groups:
i) Patients with radiographic axSpA also known as ankylosing spondylitis (AS), who have developed substantial damage of the pelvis visible on radiographs, and
ii) Patients with non-radiographic axSpA, who do not have damage visible on radiographs but do have other symptoms specific for axSpA.

Désirée van der Heijde

Désirée van der Heijde

Co-Chair

victoria-navarro

Victoria Navarro-Compán

Co-Chair

Annelies

Annelies Boonen

Co-Chair

pmease

Philip Mease

Co-Chair

anne boel

Anne Boel

Fellow

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Uta Kiltz

Patient Research Partner

marco garrido

Marco Garrido Cumbrera

Patient Research Partner

Introduction to Axial Spondyloarthritis

OMERACT Endorsed Core Domain Set for Axial Spondylarthritis

AxSpA Core Set

Steering Committee Members:

Robert Landewé
Maxime Dougados
Uta Kiltz
Anne Boel

Désirée van der Heijde
Victoria Navarro-Compán
Annelies Boonen
Philip Mease

Working Group Members:

Anna Molto
Anne Boel
Annelies Boonen
Bassel El-Zorkany
Denis Poddubnyy
Désirée van der Heijde
Hanne Dagfinrud
In-Ho Song
Karl Gaffney
Lara Fallon
Lara Maxwell
Lianne Gensler
Liesbeth Rook
Marco Garrido Cumbrera
Maxime Dougados
Mikhail Protopopov

Natasha de Peyrecave
Nigel Haroon
Pedro Machado
Philip Mease
Pravina Chiowchanwisawakit
Robert Landewé
Salima van Weely
Sofia Ramiro
Uta Kiltz
Victoria Navarro Compán
Walter Maksymowych
Wilson Bautista
Xenofon Baraliakos
Yu Heng Kwan

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