What are the American College of Rheumatology treatment guidelines for adults with active ankylosing spondylitis (AS)?

Updated: Feb 02, 2021
  • Author: Lawrence H Brent, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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In adults with active AS:

  • Strongly recommend treatment with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) over no treatment with NSAIDs
  • Conditionally recommend continuous treatment with NSAIDs over on-demand treatment with NSAIDs
  • No recommendation for any particular NSAID as the preferred choice
  • Strongly recommend against treatment with systemic glucocorticoids

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