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Clinical Note
December 1977

Cricoarytenoid Arthritis in a Patient With Ankylosing Spondylitis

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Rheumatology, Coney Island Hospital, Brooklyn, NY (Dr Bienenstock), and the New York University Medical Center (Dr Lanyi).

Arch Otolaryngol. 1977;103(12):738-739. doi:10.1001/archotol.1977.00780290074011
Abstract

• A 50-year-old woman with a 27-year history of ankylosing spondylitis developed cricoarytenoid joint arthritis that was indicated by hoarseness, sore throat, and vocal cord fixation. This unusual manifestation of ankylosing spondylitis responded to treatment with moderate doses of prednisone, but it recurred when the cortiocosteroid therapy was discontinued.

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