HERMAN H. RIECKER, M.D., F.A.C.P.; JAMES V. NEEL, Ph.D., M.D.; AVERY TEST, Ph.D.
Spondylitis rhizomelique, an ankylosing arthritis of the spine generally associated with the names of von Bechterew, Marie, and Strümpell, is a disease of obscure etiology. In the early work on this condition, Magnus-Levy1 drew attention to the association of spondylitis rhizomelique and rheumatoid arthritis of the extremities, and the disease is now generally regarded as a form of rheumatoid arthritis, although there are dissenting opinions.2, 3 Many factors have been implicated as causative agents. The present report records in some detail a kindred in which at least five members have ankylosing spondylitis, and considers the part that an hereditary influence
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RIECKER HH, NEEL JV, TEST A. THE INHERITANCE OF SPONDYLITIS RHIZOMELIQUE (ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS) IN THE K. FAMILY(THE INHERITANCE OF SPONDYLITIS RHIZOMELIQUE (ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS) IN THE K. FAMILY*). Ann Intern Med. 1950;33:1254–1273. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-33-5-1254
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;33(5):1254-1273.
Infectious Disease, Rheumatology.
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