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Med Interna. 1992;44(2-4):61-5.

[An association between ankylosing spondylitis and rheumatoid polyarthritis; comments on 3 cases].

[Article in Romanian]

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  • 1Clinica medicală, Spitalul Dr. I. Cantacuzino, Bucureşti.

Abstract

The article is an analysis of 3 clinical cases, characterized by the presence of the lumbosacral axial involvement, with the radiological evidence of a bilateral sacroiliitis and a peripheral polyarthritis displaying a rheumatoid picture, with rheumatoid factors in the serum and in 2 of the cases also in the articular fluid. These cases belong to the HLA-27 B histocompatibility type, a feature which could be, according also to the data of literature, an explanation of the association of these two diseases.

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