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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 716-718

Temporomandibular joint ankylosis in ankylosing spondylitis: A case report and review of literature


1 Department of Endodontics, PDM Dental College and Research Institute, Bahadurgarh, Haryana, India
2 Department of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Department of Medicine, University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India
4 Department of Radio diagnosis, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Nikhil Gupta
Department of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2249-4863.197292

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Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic systemic inflammatory disorder. It primarily affects the axial skeleton through involvement of the peripheral joint scan occurs. Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) involvement in AS varies from 4% to 35%. Here, we present a case of a 35-year-old male, follow-up of AS from last 8 years on nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, presented with fresh complaints of painfully restricted movements of jaw during swallowing. Computer tomography of patient demonstrates articular cartilage changes with disc and joint abnormalities.


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