Published: 6 April 2018
Author(s): Kassem Sharif, Abdulla Watad, Shmuel Tiosano, Yarden Yavne, Anna Blokh Kerpel, Doron Comaneshter, Arnon D. Cohen, Howard Amital
Issue: April 2018
Section: Original Article

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is one of the most common and severe subtypes of the spondyloarthropathies. Extra-articular involvement among AS patients, including lung disease, has been described widely. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has been linked to several autoimmune diseases, however, very few studies have investigated the association between AS and COPD.


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