A co-occurrence of sarcoidosis and ankylosing spondylitis: a case report

Rheumatol Int. 2008 Apr;28(6):605-7. doi: 10.1007/s00296-007-0483-6. Epub 2007 Nov 16.


Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory multi-system disease, which may cause articular involvement. By causing sacroiliitis, it may mimic spondyloarthropathies. A case with a co-occurrence of sarcoidosis and late-onset of typical ankylosing spondylitis was presented and a possible association between these two entities was discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • HLA-B27 Antigen / analysis
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Sarcoidosis / complications*
  • Sarcoidosis / immunology
  • Sarcoidosis / physiopathology
  • Spondylitis, Ankylosing / complications*
  • Spondylitis, Ankylosing / immunology
  • Spondylitis, Ankylosing / physiopathology
  • Vital Capacity


  • HLA-B27 Antigen