Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2008 , Vol 54 , Num 2

Ankylosing Spondylitis Related Spondylodiscitis

Çiğdem Atan 1 ,Ümit Seçkin 1 ,Hatice Bodur 2
1 Ankara Numune Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, 2. Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Kliniği, Ankara
2 Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

Spondylodiscitis is a well recognized but uncommon complication of Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS). It usually occurs in advanced stages of AS. The clinical presentation of spondylodiscitis may vary from asymptomatic to symptoms of serious spinal cord injury. Here we presented a case with chronic low back pain who was not diagnosed as AS earlier and who had wide-spread spondylodiscitis when diagnosed.

Keywords : Ankylosing spondylitis, spondylodiscitis