RALPH E. BENNETT, M.D.; WILLIAM S. WILKE, M.D.; DALE P. MURPHY, M.D.
To the editor: Rosner and associates (1) recently reported ten patients with spondyloarthropathy associated with hidradenitis suppurativa and acne conglobata. We report a case that is similar except for the patient's developing arthritis 28 years before he developed hidradenitis suppurativa.
A 47-year-old black man had intermittent swelling of both knees and several proximal interphalangeal joints at the age of 11. These symptoms remained mild and episodic until he was 33 years old, when he developed persistent pain and swelling in many small and large joints. During several exacerbations of arthritis, he had diffuse alopecia. The patient took prednisone, 15 mg/d,
BENNETT RE, WILKE WS, MURPHY DP. Spondyloarthropathy and Hidradenitis Suppurativa. Ann Intern Med. ;98:112. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-98-1-112_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;98(1):112.
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