The epidemiology of spondylodiscitis in ankylosing spondylitis--a controlled study.


UNLABELLED Spondylodiscitis is well recognized in ankylosing spondylitis (AS), but little is known about its epidemiology. We therefore reviewed 147 consecutive patients with AS using lumbar and thoracic spine radiographs. For each patient with spondylodiscitis, two age- and sex-matched controls were selected. Twelve individuals (8%) had spondylodiscitis… (More)


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