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SSRIs raise risk of pancreatitis

Men with ankylosing spon-dylitis are at increased risk of heart attack or stroke, conference delegates heard.

The authors said cardiovascular disease might be a previously unknown manifestation of the condition, which is associated with chronic systemic inflammation.

Overall, men with AS were 49 per cent more likely to have a heart attack and 50 per cent more likely to suffer a stroke than those in the general population, with the relative incidence particularly high in men aged 60 to 64 but subsiding after that.

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