The distribution of ankylosing spondylitis in Zhytomirska region

Kriklyevets L.S., Kriklyvets S.Yu.

Summary. The prevalence of ankylosing spondylitis in the region as a whole is growing. Prevalence of this disease gradually draw nigh to the European level and are reliable, which confirms the analysis of this indicator by age population. Increasing prevalence AS indicates improved diagnosis of the disease and detect it at an earlier stage with the reduction of the term «delay» diagnosis. AS prevalence in men is higher than among women 5.5 times. This indicates shortcomings AS diagnosis in women because the prevalence ratio AS men to women in Europe is below 2 times. Adherence to pharmacological treatment of AS is higher in men than women, as those taking oral corticosteroids and those treated DMARDs drugs. Early detection of the AS fully correlated with diagnostic capabilities regions, which includes not only logistical support, but also for available assistance of specialized experts. This confirms our analysis of prevalence of AS in different regions where its results, has the highest pre­valence of AS in the cities of regional subordination.

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