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What could inflammation in blood with diagnosed Ankylosing spondylitis mean?

Hi I was told today that I have inflammation in the blood, that I don t have autoimmune disease. We are still taking xrays to see what is causing me to be in pain all the time. I have been told by one rheumatologist. that in Have Ankylosing Spondylitis and now this one said my blood test is negative for it and ra. I have been YYYY@YYYY to find out for three years what is going on. So what can you tell me?
Sat, 22 Mar 2014
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See ankylosing spondilitis is a crippling disease involving axial joints i.e.cervical,thoracic and lumbar vertebrae and is characteristically associated with sacroiliaitis.you have not told in which part of your body pain occurs.it typically occurs in lower back somewhat lateral to midline.Pain often does not readiates to lower limbs.Following investigation will help you- HLAB27,X-RAY LUMBOsACRAL AND CERVICAL SPINE.Your Doctor should look for squaring of vertebraes,bamboo spine.MRI BILATERAL SACROILIAC JOINTS.If these tests positive then get scoring done by rheumatologist for ascessing severity of disease and depending on the severity, treatment can be started.
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