Turkish Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2011 , Vol 57 , Num 2

Coexisting Ankylosing Spondylitis and Gouty Arthritis

Necmettin Yıldız 1 ,Serap Tomruk 2 ,Belma Füsun Köseoğlu 3
1 Pamukkale Üniversitesi Fiziksel Tıp ve Rehabilitasyon Anabilim Dalı, Denizli, Türkiye
2 Ankara Fizik Tedavi Rehabilitasyon Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Ankara
3 Clinic of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ankara Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
DOI : 10.4274/tftr.57.23

Coexsisting ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and gouty arthritis have rarely been reported in the literature previously. We present a 43-year-old male patient with AS who had been diagnosed as having gout based on some clinical and laboratory findings. In this paper, the clinical features of both rheumatic diseases are discussed in light of the recent literature. The gouty arthritis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of acute peripheral arthritis in patients with AS.

Keywords : Anklosing spondylitis, gouty arthritis