by Stephen Holt, MD, MS

Spondyloarthritides encompass a unique subset of disease processes that are each distinct but with overlapping clinical features. The disorders include psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, reactive arthritis, and inflammatory bowel disease–associated arthritis. HLA-B27 has been linked to each of these disease processes.

Spondyloarthritides generally include both axial and peripheral symptoms. They commonly display inflammatory back pain, along with oligoarthritis, dactylitis, and enthesitis. Symptom onset often begins at a young age, but diagnosis is commonly delayed secondary to the broad range of signs and symptoms with which patients can present. This delay can lead to continued inflammation and permanent structural damage, in turn leading to a significant reduction in quality of life.

Therefore, it is important to suspect spondyloarthritis early on in patients via appropriate history-taking and physical examination findings. Prompt recognition is becoming more important, as effective therapies for early treatment have become available and it is possible to prevent the debilitating long-term effects of the disease.

Course Details

  • Videos 8
  • Duration 0:38 h
  • Quiz questions 18
  • Concept Pages 5


Your Educators of course Spondyloarthritides

 Stephen Holt, MD, MS

Stephen Holt, MD, MS

Dr. Stephen Holt is the Associate Program Director for Ambulatory Education in the Primary Care Program at the Yale School of Medicine in Connecticut, USA.
He obtained his PhD from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2004. Currently, he is Director of the Addiction Recovery Clinic and Codirector of Clinician Educator Distinctions Pathway at Yale School of Medicine.
Because of his achievements, he earned the Faculty Teacher of the Year award from the Yale Primary Care Residency Program in 2009 and 2017.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Holt teaches courses on Physical Examination, Dermatology, and Rheumatology.

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So professional class.
By Hilda Maria P. on 24. January 2024 for Rheuma Case: 37-year-old Woman with Joint Pain

I am a pediatrician 65 years old and I cry because nobody give a reuma class so interesting, good structured and easy to learn. It is a lot of information. I think that if Lecturio does a stadistical prove about how many students learn more depending of the professor. Dr Holt will have an A.

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By Malakamir M. on 04. September 2021 for Spondyloarthritides

I am going to watch it it again and again, because I learned a lot from him. He knows how to teach and he used a lot of practical examples to explain his lectures.

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By Irfan A. on 06. April 2021 for Spondyloarthritides