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A patient with ankylosing spondylitis and hemoptysis: is there a hidden disease?
Egyptian Journal of Bronchology volume 7, pages 53–54 (2013)
An overlap syndrome of Behçet’s disease and ankylosing spondylitis is a rare autoimmune disease of connective tissue in which a patient presents with symptoms of two diseases.
We report a case of non-smoking 25 years old known to have ankylosing spondylitis presented by haemoptysis due to a cause not usually associated with his primary disease leading to the search for another cause.
The coexistence of Behçet’s disease and ankylosing spondylitis may be encountered in clinical practice, although it is rare. If there is a resistance to the conservative treatments, TN-alpha blocking agents may be an alternative therapeutic option in these diseases.
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Ibraheem, T. A patient with ankylosing spondylitis and hemoptysis: is there a hidden disease?. Egypt J Bronchol 7, 53–54 (2013). https://doi.org/10.4103/1687-8426.123994
- Overlap syndrome
- ankylosing spondylitis
- Behçet’s disease