Welcome to ASIF Established in 1988 to increase public awareness of Ankylosing Spondylitis and to disseminate knowledge of the disease around the world

Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)

A rheumatic inflammatory disease primarily affecting the spine and sacroiliac joints, is also called 'Morbus Bechterew' in some European countries. You will find this popular name of the disease in the name of some European AS societies.

Related Diseases

Ankylosing spondylitis sometimes overlaps with psoriasis, with an inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis), or with the eye conditions uveitis or iritis.