Bilaterally repeated spontaneous pneumothorax with ankylosing spondylitis.

Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory disease that primarily affects the joints of the axial skeleton. Pleuropulmonary involvement is an uncommon, late event in the course. A 53-year-old man who had a diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis since he was 40 years old developed a bilaterally repeated and refractory spontaneous pneumothorax. He was… CONTINUE READING