Sequential appearance of ankylosing spondylitis, retroperitoneal fibrosis and achalasia: Coincidental association or evidence of autoimmunity?

 
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2007 (EN)
Sequential appearance of ankylosing spondylitis, retroperitoneal fibrosis and achalasia: Coincidental association or evidence of autoimmunity? (EN)

Kalomenopoulou M.,
Pilpilidis I., .
Evgenidis N.,
Katsos I.,
Papagiannis A.,
Katsiba D.,
Katsinelos P., .
Tarpagos A.,
Christodoulou K., .

SUMMARY The association of idiopathic achalasia with ankylosing spondylitis and retroperitoneal fibrosis, to our knowledge not previously reported, is described in a 54 year old woman. We suggest that the consecutive occurrence of ankylosing spondylitis and retroperitoneal fibrosis, two well-known autoimmune disorders, before the presence of achalasia, reinforces the theory of autoimmunity in etiopathogenesis of achalasia. Key words: Achalasia, Ankylosing spondylitis, Retroperitoneal fibrosis, Autoimmunity (EN)

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Ελληνική Γαστροεντερολογική Εταιρία (EL)
Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology (EN)

2007-03-19


Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology (EN)

1792-7463
1108-7471
Annals of Gastroenterology; Volume 14, No 1 (2001) (EN)



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