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Ankylosing spondylitis and sarcoidosis--coincidence or association? Case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1458799     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report a 25-year-old woman presenting with sarcoidosis and bilateral sacroiliitis. Her sarcoidosis related symptoms (malaise, cough and dyspnoea) improved dramatically under treatment with steroids but severe back pain persisted. Only seven similar cases have been described over the last 40 years and the question of a possible association between the two diseases has been raised. However, prevalence data from the literature and the apparent lack of genetic links are better arguments for coincidence than for association.
Authors:
G Stucki; A von Felten; R Speich; B A Michel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical rheumatology     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0770-3198     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Rheumatol.     Publication Date:  1992 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-01-14     Completed Date:  1993-01-14     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211469     Medline TA:  Clin Rheumatol     Country:  BELGIUM    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  436-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Rheumatology and Physical Therapy, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Female
Humans
Prevalence
Sarcoidosis / complications*,  epidemiology
Spondylitis, Ankylosing / complications*,  epidemiology

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