[Special disco-vertebral forms of ankylosing spondylitis].

  title={[Special disco-vertebral forms of ankylosing spondylitis].},
  author={Ernst Prohaska and Hellmuth H. Ellegast and H Petershofer and R. Hawel and J Obererlacher},
  journal={Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie},
  volume={43 6},
In a retrospective study 10 cases (6 males, 4 females) of special disco-vertebral forms of ankylosing spondylitis were evaluated. In all cases radiographs showed bilateral sacroiliitis and destructive-sclerotic disco-vertebral lesions but hardly any syndesmophytes considered typical for ankylosing spondylitis. We found a rather striking diversity of morphologic changes caused by spondylodiscitis, polysegmental involvement, the simultaneous and successive appearance (in the cause of the disease… CONTINUE READING

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