HERMAN H. RIECKER, M.D., F.A.C.P.; JAMES V. NEEL, Ph.D., M.D.; AVERY TEST, Ph.D.
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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
RIECKER HH, NEEL JV, TEST A. THE INHERITANCE OF SPONDYLITIS RHIZOMELIQUE (ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS) IN THE K. FAMILY1. Ann Intern Med. ;33:1254–1273. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-33-5-1254
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;33(5):1254-1273.
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