The coexistence of ankylosing spondylitis and diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis - A postmortem diagnosis

Xavier Jordana, Ignasi Galtés, Ana Rita Couto, Luís Gales, Margarida Damas, Manuela Lima, Jácome Bruges-Armas

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    Abstract

    A 72-year-old male was diagnosed as having ankylosing spondylitis, mainly according to radiological findings, confirmed as HLA-B27-negative. Postmortem examination of the skeleton raised doubts on the initial diagnosis, since spinal findings pointed out also to diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis. The authors discuss the differential diagnosis and enhance the postmortem findings which allowed the diagnosis of the two clinical entities in the same patient. © Clinical Rheumatology 2008.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)353-356
    JournalClinical Rheumatology
    Volume28
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009

    Keywords

    • Bone pathology
    • Joint fusion
    • Sacroiliitis
    • Spondyloarthropathy
    • Syndesmophytes

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