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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