DUNCAN A. GORDON, M.D.; M. LYNN RUSSELL, M.D.; METRO A. OGRYZLO, M.D.; ROBERT S. MCPHEDRAN, M.D.
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To the editor: The case report of Gordon and Yudell in the April 1973 issue (pp. 555-557) describing a "Cauda Equina Lesion Associated with Rheumatoid Spondylitis" raises the intriguing possibility that cerebrospinal fluid protein may be elevated when cauda equina symptoms are of short duration. Our three cases reported in the same issue (pp. 551-554) had normal levels of cerebrospinal fluid protein and neurological symptoms for 3, 8, and 15 years, respectively.
In their case the myelogram was reported as normal, but it was not stated whether it was done in the supine position. Although some difficulty was encountered in
GORDON DA, RUSSELL ML, OGRYZLO MA, MCPHEDRAN RS. Ankylosing Spondylitis. Ann Intern Med. ;79:139–140. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-79-1-139_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;79(1):139-140.
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