A handicap in treatment and follow-up of ankylosing spondylitis: sports hematuria.

Ozyemisci O., Karatas G. K., Celikmez S., Babaoglu I.

Clinical rheumatology, vol.23, no.6, pp.544-7, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10067-004-0943-2
  • Journal Name: Clinical rheumatology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.544-7
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


A 19-year-old male patient with a 7-year history of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) was admitted to our clinic. After completion of the laboratory and radiologic investigations, we prescribed an exercise program besides his medical therapy. After these exercises, he complained of painless dark urine sometimes with passage of clot that disappeared the following day. To investigate this hematuria related with exercise, further laboratory and radiologic studies were carried out. After exclusion of the other causes of hematuria, we concluded that the diagnosis was sports hematuria.