Understanding Non-Radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis (Nr-Axspa): Unveiling the Challenges and Opportunities in Diagnosis and Management

Author(s): Hochika Berchina

Non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA) represents a subset of spondyloarthritis (SpA) characterized by inflammatory involvement of the axial skeleton without radiographic evidence of sacroiliitis, a hallmark feature of ankylosing spondylitis (AS). While Nr-axSpA shares many clinical and genetic similarities with AS it presents unique diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. In this article, we delve into the intricacies of nr-axSpA, from its clinical manifestations to its impact on patients' lives and the evolving landscape of treatment options.