AARON M. LEFKOVITS, M.D., F.A.C.P.; J. R. THOMAS, M.D.
Rheumatoid spondylitis is one of the most common arthritic diseases affecting young and middle aged men during their most productive years and, with the exception of trauma, is probably one of the most common causes of backache in this segment of the population. Its importance as a cause of morbidity and disability in young men is attested to by the numerous articles1-8 which appeared in the medical literature during the war years and thereafter. However, despite this keen interest, the disease in many patients is unrecognized during its early stages and is allowed to progress until irreversible deformities develop before
LEFKOVITS AM, THOMAS JR. RHEUMATOID SPONDYLITIS: MANIFESTATIONS AND MANAGEMENT1. Ann Intern Med. ;49:89–101. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-49-1-89
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;49(1):89-101.
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