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CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 715-717

Delayed diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis


Department of Orthopedics, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed to be University), Wardha, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Nareshkumar Satyanarayan Dhaniwala
Department of Orthopedics, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed to be University), Sawangi, Wardha - 442 107, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jdmimsu.jdmimsu_303_22

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Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory condition affecting the axial skeleton, enthesis, and peripheral joints and is included in a group of disorders termed spondyloarthropathy. Its diagnosis is based on clinical and radiological features. This article reports an atypical case of AS in a 24-year-old female presenting with bilateral hip arthritis without any back symptoms. The report discusses the causes of delayed diagnosis and the relevance of thorough clinical examination.


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