ISSN: 2148-4902 | E-ISSN: 2536-4553
Coexistence of ankylosing spondylitis and discoid lupus: A case report [North Clin Istanb]
North Clin Istanb. 2019; 6(4): 412-414 | DOI: 10.14744/nci.2018.90922

Coexistence of ankylosing spondylitis and discoid lupus: A case report

Ayşe Ünal Enginar, Hakan Nur, Cahit Kacar
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Akdeniz University Faculty of Medicine, Antalya, Turkey

Coexistence of ankylosing spondylitis with connective tissue diseases is very rare. Here, in this study, we describe a coexistence of ankylosing spondylitis and discoid lupus erythematosus in a 35-year-old man. He presented with a 5-year history of low back pain and concurrent development of a discoid rash. Inflammatory low back pain, HLA-B27 positivity and bilateral active sacroiliitis confirmed the diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis. Discoid lupus erythematosus was diagnosed based on a skin biopsy. There are reports of discoid lupus associated with medications, particularly with tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) blocking drugs. However, the patient presented here had coexistence of ankylosing spondylitis and discoid lupus before starting such treatments.

Keywords: Ankylosing spondylitis, discoid lupus; systemic lupus erythematosus.

Ayşe Ünal Enginar, Hakan Nur, Cahit Kacar. Coexistence of ankylosing spondylitis and discoid lupus: A case report. North Clin Istanb. 2019; 6(4): 412-414

Corresponding Author: Ayşe Ünal Enginar

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