EULAR: Timely detection of axial spondyloarthritis

Axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) is associated with chronic back pain. Although the first symptoms frequently occur at an early age, often many years pass until the correct diagnosis is made. This is unsatisfactory as late diagnosis can lead to a poorer prognosis, more severe disease outcomes and delaying the start of effective therapies, thus impairing the quality of life of patients with axSpA.