There is no prevention for this inherited (genetic) disease. Prevention measures are directed toward preventing complications of the disease with optimal treatments and monitoring for side effects of the treatments. Exercise can help to maintain flexibility.
Traditional treatments are also used to manage pain, reduce stiffness, and help prevent flares. Several types of medications may be used.
NSAIDs are anti-inflammatories that reduce pain. Ibuprofen, naproxen, and aspirin are NSAIDs. Corticosteroids may be offered when AS symptoms are severe and don't respond to other medications. They also help reduce inflammation and pain. Corticosteroids are usually injected into the affected joint for fast pain relief.
Disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs are used to help slow down the inflammatory process. Examples include sulfasalazine and methotrexate. These drugs are used for long-term treatment.
Test Method 1 : Virus isolation and HSV-antibody testingSpecimens removed from virus-transport medium (veal infusion broth with antibiotics) were inoculated onto microtiter plates containing human diploid fibroblasts, and all isolates were typed by monoclonal antibodies, as described elsewhere . The same virus-isolation method was used throughout the study period. The HSV type_specific serological tests were done by Western blot
PCR assayThe PCR assay was a modification of the real-time quantitative fluorescent_probe assay described elsewhere . The swab samples in PCR buffer were thawed and opened, the swab was discarded, and 200 _L of the swab sample was extracted by use of Qiagen columns, as described elsewhere. Ten microliters of the extracted DNA was used in each assay. The primers and probes were directed to the HSV glycoprotein B gene