Survey on the Prevalence of Common Infections in Patients with AS

Investigator

Jane Zochling (Herne) in cooperation with Martin Bohl-Bühler (Brandenburg and Berlin), Prof. Dr. Ernst Feldtkeller (vice president ASIF, München), and Prof. Dr. Jürgen Braun (Herne, Germany).

Method

Questions on common infections were included in the questionnaire published in the June 2000 newsletters of the AS societies in Germany and Austria. 1080 AS patients responded.  102 patients with disc prolapse served as a control group.

Scientific publication of results

Zochling J, Bohl-Bühler MH, Baraliakos X, Feldtkeller E, Braun J. The high prevalence of infections and allergic symptoms in patients with ankylosing spondylitis is associated with clinical symptoms. Clinical Rheumatology 2006;25:648-658, with corrections in Clinical Rheumatology 2006;25:659 

A patient-adapted publication o the result appeared in June 2006 issue of "Morbus-Bechterew-Journal", the journal of AS society in Germany.