Diagnostic delay increases the disability burden of axSpa

Multiple visits to health care practitioners and years of diagnostic delay are the norm for too many people with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), the APLAR-ARA 2019 meeting in Brisbane was told. International guest speaker Dr Helena Marzo-Ortega, from the University of Leeds, said the consequences were poorer clinical outcomes and increased costs associated with functional incapacity ...

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