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What parts of the body are targeted by axial spondyloarthritis?

Axial spondyloarthritis, or axial spa for short, targets mainly the spine and pelvis, causing pain and stiffness. It can also involve other joints, like the hip joints. Sometimes the immune system army attacks other places too, like the eyes. This is called anterior uveitis. It can also cause inflammation in the toes and fingers, which is called dactylitis.

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