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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Is there a difference between sacroiliitis and ankylosing spondylitis?

    is there are difference difference between inflammatory sacroiliitis and ankylosing spondylitis?

    How can a specialist determine which one a patient would have?
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    Dr Anna Dorai Raj

    Rheumatologist

    Completed Rheumatology Training in 1998 and started working in Private Practice in 1999 in Canberra. Visiting Medical Officer at Canberra Hospital. Lecturer at Australian National … View Profile

    Sacroilitis is inflammation of the sacroiliac joints which is a common site of involvement in Ankylosing Spondylitis. Sacroilitis is not specific to just Ankylosing Spondylitis and can be seen in other infllammtory arthritis such as psoriatic arthritis. Therefore Sacroilitis does not mean someone has ankylosing spondylitis.Also  Ankylosing Spondylitis can involve other joints as well.

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