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CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 10-13

Coexistence of ankylosing spondylitis and seropositive rheumatoid arthritis


1 Department of Rheumatology, Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Radiology, Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Hanan Ali Alhamzi
Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz Hospital, Riyadh
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ara.ara_8_21

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Although rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and ankylosing spondylitis (AS) are among the most common rheumatic diseases, reports of patients who had a combination of both diseases are rare. There are no one classification criteria to diagnose the coexistence of both. This coexistence is a rare presentation that has an implication on the patient management. We are presenting the case of a 69-year-old male who had an unusual combination of AS and RA manifestations and we reviewed similar cases that previously reported to see what the features of those cases are and how can this combination affect the patient management.


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