Initial Diagnosis of Lumbar Disc Herniation Is Associated with a Delay in Diagnosis of Ankylosing Spondylitis


Gerdan V., Akar S., Solmaz D., Pehlivan Y., Onat A. M. , Kisacik B., ...More

JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.39, no.10, pp.1996-1999, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.3899/jrheum.120106
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1996-1999
  • Keywords: ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS, INTERVERTEBRAL DISC DISPLACEMENT, LUMBAR DISC HERNIATION, LOW BACK PAIN, DELAYED DIAGNOSIS, LOW-BACK-PAIN, AXIAL SPONDYLOARTHRITIS, PRIMARY-CARE, PREVALENCE, CRITERIA, SPINE, TURKEY, IZMIR
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objective. There is often a considerable delay in diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis (AS). In this multicenter study, we analyzed the delay and possible associated factors, including an initial diagnosis of lumbar disc herniation (LDH), which we frequently encounter in daily clinical practice.