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Case Reports in Rheumatology
Volume 2013, Article ID 543953, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/543953
Case Report

Coexistence of Ankylosing Spondylitis and Klinefelter's Syndrome

1Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Şifa University Faculty of Medicine, 35100 Bornova/Izmir, Turkey
2Division of Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine, Şifa University Faculty of Medicine, 35100 Bornova/Izmir, Turkey
3Department of Radiology, Şifa University Faculty of Medicine, 35100 Bornova/Izmir, Turkey

Received 11 April 2013; Accepted 8 May 2013

Academic Editors: S. S. Koca and S. C. Plastiras

Copyright © 2013 Şenol Kobak et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by inflammatory lower back pain and morning stiffness and accompanied by spine and sacroiliac joint involvement. Klinefelter's syndrome is a genetic condition that only affects males. Affected males have an extra X chromosome. This paper reports a 30-years-old male on followup with the diagnosis of Klinefelters syndrome. The patient admitted with complaints of inflammatory lower back, and neck pain and morning stiffness and was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug and salazopyrine treatment resulted in significant regression in his complaints.