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.

Annelies

Annelies Boonen

Co-Chair

pmease

Philip Mease

Co-Chair

victoria-navarro

Victoria Navarro-Compán

Co-Chair

Désirée van der Heijde

Désirée van der Heijde

Co-Chair

anne boel

Anne Boel

Fellow

marco garrido

Marco Garrido Cumbrera

Patient Research Partner

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Uta Kiltz

Patient Research Partner

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Merryn Jongkees

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:

Désirée van der Heijde
Victoria Navarro Compán
Annelies Boonen
Philip Mease
Uta Kiltz
Merryn Jongkees
Marco Garrido Cumbrera
Anne de Boel
Uta Kiltz
Robert Landewé
Maxime Dougados
Wilson Bautista
Pravina Chiowchanwisawakit
Yu Heng Kwan
Lianne Gensler

Bassel El-Zorkany
Karl Gaffney
Nigel Haroon
Pedro Machado
Anna Moltó
Sofia Ramiro
Mikhail Protopopov
In-Ho Song
Lara Fallon
Natasha de Peyrecave
Hilde Carlier
Salima van Weely
Hanne Dagfinrud
Liesbeth Rook

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