The Association of Myotonia Congenita and Ankylosing Spondylitis
Sinan Bağçacı 1, İlknur Albayrak 2 * , Sema Karakaşlı 3, Sami Küçükşen 1, Ali Sallı 1
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1 Necmettin Erbakan University, Meram Faculty of Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department, Konya, Turkey
2 Beyşehir Public Hospital, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department, Konya,Turkey
3 Ministry of Health Sivas Numune Hospital, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sivas, Turkey
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This is the first report about the association of ankylosing spondylitis and myotonia congenita. Ankylosing spondylitis is a systemic rheumatologic disease that is characterized by axial skeletal inflammation and accompanied by systemic involvement. The most significant findings of myotonia are the stiffness and the delayed relaxation following the muscle contraction. Both of these pathologies can cause stiffness and also delaying of diagnosis of each other.


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Article Type: Case Report

EUR J GEN MED, 2013 - Volume 10 Issue 1, pp. 63-66

Publication date: 09 Jan 2013

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