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North Clin Istanb. 2019 Nov 22;6(4):412-414. doi: 10.14744/nci.2018.90922. eCollection 2019.

Coexistence of ankylosing spondylitis and discoid lupus: A case report.

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Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Akdeniz University Faculty of Medicine, Antalya, Turkey.

Abstract

Coexistence of ankylosing spondylitis with connective tissue diseases is very rare. Here, in this study, we describe a coexistence of ankylosing spondylitis and discoid lupus erythematosus in a 35-year-old man. He presented with a 5-year history of low back pain and concurrent development of a discoid rash. Inflammatory low back pain, HLA-B27 positivity and bilateral active sacroiliitis confirmed the diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis. Discoid lupus erythematosus was diagnosed based on a skin biopsy. There are reports of discoid lupus associated with medications, particularly with tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) blocking drugs. However, the patient presented here had coexistence of ankylosing spondylitis and discoid lupus before starting such treatments.

KEYWORDS:

Ankylosing spondylitis; discoid lupus; systemic lupus erythematosus

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Conflict of Interest: No conflict of interest was declared by the authors.

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