8 tips to help spot a patient with ankylosing spondylitis

Getting a patient with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) or spondyloarthropathy on to biologic treatment as soon as possible is important for patient quality of life and reducing depression, leading rheumatologist, Dr Paul Bird, says.

He sees patients who have sometimes remained undiagnosed for years, leading to unnecessary disability and often to depression as well.