Ankylosing Spondylosis: How I got cured after the struggle of 15 years
15 years of struggle to find the right treatment,
Mr. R K Gaur, suffering from Uveitis (the constant redness in the eye); along
with the low back ache with heel pain and bilateral knee joint swelling was
diagnosed and treated for Ankylosing Spondylosis in Metro Hospitals and Heart Institute by
Dr. Kiran Seth.
We bring to you the story from diagnosing the
disease till effective treatment from the perspective of a happy patient and an
Mr. R K Gaur (patient) writes:
I, R .K. Gaur, a 51 year old man who went through a struggle of 15
year to find a reliable and permanent cure for my eye problem (Uveitis) which
occurred time to time with pain in legs and back. There was so much pain in my
leg, that I was not even able to move one place to another. My eye doctor advised
me to go to rheumatologists for the complete treatment, so that the problem of
swelling in the eye does not happen repeatedly. After that, I met Dr. Kiran
Seth, Rheumatologist – Metro Hospitals and Heart Institute.
I read various patient forums and consulted several doctors with
no lead. It’s my good
fortune and God’s blessings; I met Dr. Kiran Seth, Consultant
Physician Rheumatologis at Metro Hospitals & Heart Institute, Noida in
2016, who decided to work on a permanent solution for my problems.
During the course of examination by Dr. Kiran Seth and the team of
Metro Group of Hospitals my HLA -27 B
was found positive, and with other test Ankylosing Spondylosis and Uveitis was
I am narrating my experience below to make people aware about this
rare condition and
Express my gratitude.
“I was suffering from Ankylosing Spondylosis and Uveitis all
together for more than 15 year but none of the doctors was able to diagnose it.
I always used to remain afraid about the redness in my eye which used to occur
at short interval of time and thus it takes two to three month to become
In 2002, I realized that my right foot and back had developed pain
and after a few months, the pain used to occur frequently in the interval of every 8 to 10
month. I went to many doctors; they provided me Ortho and other kind of treatment.
Side by side, my eye also became red, swelled up and I had to go for 2- 3 month
for eye treatment each and every time whenever pain develops in leg and back.
During the treatment, I was given the biological injection by the doctor
fortnightly, and then monthly and now it’s quarterly for Ankylosing Spondylosis
and Uveitis and it has a positive effect on me and I could see that change in
me which I aspired since years.
I am leading a normal life now. Pain in the legs and back as well
as swelling in eye has been reduced to a lot extent. I am sharing this to help any patient who
may be suffering with the same condition as I have been for the last 15 years
and wish they get benefitted by adopting right approach by consulting the right
doctor for their condition.”
Seth, Consultant – Physician Rheumatologist explains this case:
Patient Mr. R K Gaur was referred from an eye hospital
as he was suffering from Uveitis (the constant redness in the eye); along with
the low back ache with heel pain and bilateral knee joint swelling. The redness
in his eyes was initially episodic with prolonged interval and was increasing,
occurring at the smaller intervals.
After all the investigations, it was found that
the patient was suffering from Ankylosing Spondylosis, Uveitis with increased
disease activity. Before starting the treatment the patient was vaccinated with
Influenza and Pneumococcal vaccine. He was also investigated for active
Tuberculosis, his Mantoux and Quantiferon gold was found to be positive where
as CT of chest and abdomen was normal.
Initially the patient was put on Methotrexate and
Salazopyrin for a month but there was no improvement seen in the redness of his
eyes and the pain in the joints. After which the patient was suggested other
available treatment options. All the pros and cons of the treatment were
discussed with the patient and he opted for the biologics along with DMARDs.
After the informed consent the patient was given
the 1st dose of TNF Alpha Blockers with Methotrexate along with
On the very next day the patient called me up in
the morning and told me “Thank you so much Doctor, it feels like I am free from
all kind of pain. It’s like I have broken all the shackles those were present
around me all these years. My body is pain free now and evens the redness in my
eye has reduced.”
The treatment continued for 6 months and in
between regular follow up tests to measure the disease activity was done. The
treatment was stepped down when the patient was in the remission phase.
Presently, the patient is doing well in all the
aspects of life and now he’s on the maintenance dose of Methotrexate along with
regular exercise and diet.
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