- an arthritis in which rheumatoid factor is not present in the serum.
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sero-negative arthritis — an arthritis in which rheumatoid factor is not present in the serum. See also: spondyloarthropathy … The new mediacal dictionary
spondylitis — Inflammation of one or more of the vertebrae. [spondyl + G. itis, inflammation] ankylosing s. arthritis of the spine, resembling rheumatoid arthritis, that may progress to bony ankylosis with lipping of vertebral margi … Medical dictionary
spondyloarthropathy — any sero negative arthritis that is characterized by the presence of the tissue type antigen HLA B27 (see HLA system) and the absence of rheumatoid factor. Spondyloarthropathies include ankylosing spondylitis, Reiter s syndrome, and psoriatic… … The new mediacal dictionary
spondylitis — n. inflammation of the synovial joints of the backbone. Ankylosing spondylitis is a sero negative arthritis; 90% of cases carry the tissue type antigen HLA B27 (see HLA system). Ankylosing spondylitis predominantly affects young adult Caucasian… … The new mediacal dictionary
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