According to the modern classification, ankylosing spondylitis is allocated in a separate nosological form.
It is an inflammatory disease of the joints of the spine and the ileo-sacral articulation with the development of ankylosis in them. In 50-70% of cases with ankylosing spondylitis, peripheral joints are affected.
Due to hardening and subsequent calcification of the longitudinal paravertebral ligaments, immobility of vertebral joints develops. Radiographically, the spine acquires the appearance of a “bamboo stick”. Mainly men of young age are ill.
This syndrome is described in 1916. The disease begins with urethritis, which makes one think about the gonorrheal origin of the disease. However, it is usually not possible to detect gonococcus and penicillin treatment, unlike gonorrhea, is not successful.
microbial enterocolitis. Radiologically detected osteoporosis, and with prolonged
during arthritis, even bone erosions can occur. Pathognomonic for Reiter’s disease is the appearance of skin lesions in the form of keratoderma on the plantar side of the foot.
missions with erythema and hyperkeratosis in the center. The literature discusses the relationship of Reiter’s disease.
with ra. Apparently, these are different diseases. A special feature of Reiter’s disease is a favorable course, including composite syndrome, which is not accompanied by contractures and ankylosis.