Diffuse lymphadenopathy as a manifestation of ankylosing spondylitis

Paul R. Marantz, Mark Linzer

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Diffuse lymphadenopathy has not been previously described in association with ankylosing spondylitis. A 22-year-old man who presented with anorexia, weight loss, shoulder pain, and diffuse lymphadenopathy is described. Lymph node biopsy showed a nonspecific pattern of reactive hyperplasia with sinus histiocytosis. Clinical evaluation disclosed active spondylitis with HLA-B27 positivity. No other cause for the lymphadenopathy was found. The association between lymphadenopathy and connective tissue diseases is discussed. Ankylosing spondylitis should be added to the differential diagnosis of patients with generalized lymphadenopathy of uncertain cause.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)951-953
Number of pages3
JournalThe American journal of medicine
Volume80
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1986

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Ankylosing Spondylitis
Sinus Histiocytosis
Spondylitis
HLA-B27 Antigen
Shoulder Pain
Connective Tissue Diseases
Anorexia
Hyperplasia
Weight Loss
Differential Diagnosis
Lymph Nodes
Lymphadenopathy
Biopsy

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Diffuse lymphadenopathy as a manifestation of ankylosing spondylitis. / Marantz, Paul R.; Linzer, Mark.

In: The American journal of medicine, Vol. 80, No. 5, 1986, p. 951-953.

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