Advanced ankylosing spondylitis diagnosed after infection of the digestive tract — case report

Autor: Dorota Suszek, Arkadiusz Koszarny, Maria Majdan, Magdalena Wójcik, Klaudia Tutka, Agnieszka Czukiewska, Paweł Brysiewicz, Katarzyna Bochenek, Mateusz Latek, Kinga Antos-Latek
15 lutego 2018

Inflammatory spondyloarthrophaties (SpA) are a group of diseases with a close aetiology and clinical course. Infections , especially bacterial, of the digestive tract are possible causes of SpA. Infectious pathogens may penetrate the mucous membrane of the gastrointestinal tract, of the urogenital tracts, respiratory tract and induce the reactive arthritis or exacerbate the previously diagnosed, chronic SpA. Dysbiosis also plays an important role in the pathogenesis of SpA. In the report, authors presented a case of a patient with a long-time backbone pain, in whom Yersinia enterocolitica infection of the digestive tract preceded the peripheral arthritis and inflammatory pain of the spine. The radiological images showed the characteristic changes of the advanced ankylosing spondylitis.

Forum Reumatologiczne 2017;3(2):102-109.

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