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Smoking linked with accelerated disease progression in patients with ankylosing spondylitis

09:31 EDT 29 Jun 2017 | Healio

MADRID — Smoking was associated with accelerated disease progression in patients with ankylosing spondylitis, according to findings presented at the EULAR Annual Congress. “Smoking constitutes a major risk factor not only for disease susceptibility, but also disease severity in patients with [ankylosing spondylitis] AS,” Servet Akar, MD, from Izmir Katip Celebi University in Turkey, said in a press release.

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