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Inflammation surrounding the vertebral spinous processes as spondylarthritis in Behçet's disease.
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PMID:  22797948     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Here, we present two Behçet's disease (BD) patients with an uncommon complication: inflammation surrounding the spinous processes revealed by positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT). Both patients were treated successfully with 20 mg of prednisolone daily. Whether BD should be considered a form of spondylarthritis remains an open question. However, inflammation around the spinous processes should be regarded as a possible uncommon finding of seronegative spondyloarthropathy (SpA) in BD patients.
Authors:
Hiroyuki Yamashita; Kazuo Kubota; Yuko Takahashi; Hiroshi Kaneko; Toshikazu Kano; Akio Mimori
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Modern rheumatology / the Japan Rheumatism Association     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1439-7609     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-7-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100959226     Medline TA:  Mod Rheumatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Division of Rheumatic Diseases, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, 1-21-1 Toyama, Shinjuku, Tokyo, 162-8655, Japan, hiroyuki_yjp2005@yahoo.co.jp.
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