Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2013 , Vol 59 , Num 3

A Case of Spondyloepiphyseal Dysplasia Tarda Coexisting With Osteoporosis and Mimicking Spondyloarthropathy

İbrahim Batmaz 1 ,Mustafa Akif Sarıyıldız 1 ,Banu Dilek 1 ,Sabahattin Verim 1 ,Mahmut Budulgan 2 ,Remzi Çevik 1 ,Mehmet Ali Ulu 3
1 Dicle Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, Diyarbakır, Türkiye
2 Dicle Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Fizik Tedavi ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, Diyarbakır, Türkiye
3 Dicle University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Diyarbakir, Turkey
DOI : 10.4274/tftr.80947

Spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia tarda (SEDT), which is characterized by short stature with short trunk, may cause barrel chest, kyphoscoliosis, platyspondyly, coxa vara and genu varum/valgum deformities due to delayed formation of epiphyses. The association of SEDT with osteopenia and osteoporosis has been reported. Chronic back and buttock pain, swelling of the joints and morning stiffness are some of the clinical findings of SEDT which can be confused with inflamatory diseases. In this article, we present a 19-year-old male patient with SEDT who was diagnosed as having spondyloarthropathy because of back and buttock pain and morning stiffness associated with osteoporosis. 

Keywords : Spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia tarda, spondyloarthropathy, osteoporosis