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Simultaneous occurrence of diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis and ankylosing spondylitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8738449     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To the best of our knowledge, 10 cases of Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) and Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH) coexisting in the same patient have been reported. A new case was found in a female patient at Los Angeles Medical Center in 1993, which we report in this paper. We also review the literature (Medline 1970-1994) and analyze the features of the reported cases. In order to study the incidence of this association in our population we have reviewed 106 cases of AS for radiological features of DISH. We found only one case. Conclusion: this is a rare association with an incidence of 0.94% in our patients with AS. From the known cases, patients showing this association present clinically mild AS in which radiologic findings are the basis for the diagnosis. Finally we question the validity of excluding the diagnosis of DISH in patients with radiological features of sacroiliac ankylosis.
A C Moreno; M L Gonzalez; M Duffin; F J López-Longo; L Carreño; D M Forrester
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revue du rhumatisme (English ed.)     Volume:  63     ISSN:  1169-8446     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Rhum Engl Ed     Publication Date:  1996 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-11-07     Completed Date:  1996-11-07     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9313916     Medline TA:  Rev Rhum Engl Ed     Country:  FRANCE    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  292-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Rheumatology, Gregorio Marañón Hospital, Madrid, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Cervical Vertebrae / radiography
Hyperostosis, Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal / complications*,  radiography
Middle Aged
Sacroiliac Joint / radiography
Spondylitis, Ankylosing / complications*,  radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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