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Delayed diagnosis on AS

Patients with ankylosing spondylitis are waiting an average of eight years for a diagnosis, according to new research.

The National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society’s study also found that 40 per cent of patients had not seen a physiotherapist in the last 12 months. Consultant rheumatologist Professor Paul Wordsworth said: ‘I hope these worrying figures will be recognised and acted upon.’ 

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