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2022 Apr

Dtsch Med Wochenschr



[Low back pain from a rheumatological point of view].


Poddubnyy D
Dtsch Med Wochenschr. 2022 Apr; 147(7):390-395.
PMID: 35345045.


Low back pain is the leading symptom of a family of inflammatory rheumatic diseases grouped under the umbrella term "spondyloarthritides". This paper discusses the main clinical, laboratory, and imaging features of spondyloarthritides in the diagnostic context of low back pain. It also highlights the current therapeutic principles of axial spondyloarthritis.