spondarthritis

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spondarthritis

A group of diseases that includes ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS, ARTHRITIS associated with ULCERATIVE COLITIS and CROHN'S DISEASE, REITER'S SYNDROME, arthritis associated with PSORIASIS, BEHÇET'S SYNDROME and WHIPPLE'S DISEASE. All feature inflammation of joints, especially of the spine, a tendency to inflammation at tendon attachments and a negative response to tests for RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS.
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The latter describes his first encounter with Behcet's in his Istanbul internal medicine and rheumatology practice since its identification there decades ago by its namesake, and introduces the debates over its nature as an autoimmune disease or seronegative spondarthritis.
The fact of the matter is that there are elements of Behcet's that go along with seronegative spondarthritis.
10) After all these years, I now reason that had we considered that there might have been some elements that could have been common to the other diseases in the seronegative spondarthritis "lump," our debate would have taken a more fruitful course.
Several types of connective tissue disease are also addressed, as is seronegative spondarthritis.