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Spondyloarthritis Word Soup

Spondyloarthritis Word Soup

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By Dr Irwin Lim, Rheumatologist

I'm welcoming delegates to a meeting tonight. We're going to be talking about Spondyloarthritis.

Spondyloarthritis has always been confusing. Is it a group describing related diseases or a single disease entity leading to a variety of different manifestations? (click here to read about a particular patient history highlighting this)

Messy. Complicated. Lots of labels used to describe kind-of-the-same thing.

I wanted to convey this in a graphic way so I chose some word art.

Wordle SpA

I then wanted to convey that the last decade has seen attempts to improve our scientific understanding, our ability to treat, and our ways to classify this/these disease/s. Here's the 2nd graphic:

Wordle SpA Ordered

It's an exciting time for us in rheumatology. With improved knowledge and the strong will being shown, we will tidy up this area, meaning better outcomes for patients.

Dr Irwin Lim is a rheumatologist and a director of BJC Health. You should follow him on twitter here.
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