RONALD I. CANTOR, M.D.; GEORGE E. DOWNS, Pharm. D.; JOHN L. ABRUZZO, M.D.
An acute exacerbation of spondylitis developed after an intravenous infusion of iron dextran in a 49-year-old patient with known ankylosing spondylitis. The acute inflammatory reaction seems analogous to that observed recently in rheumatoid arthritis. Underlying arthritis of a nonspecific nature may be a necessary requirement for the iron-induced reaction (which may be owing to the effect of iron on pyrophosphatase) to occur.
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CANTOR RI, DOWNS GE, ABRUZZO JL. Acute Exacerbation of Ankylosing Spondylitis After an Iron Dextran Infusion. Ann Intern Med. 1972;77:933–934. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-77-6-933
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;77(6):933-934.
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