ID 25385
Author
Nakamura, Michihiro Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, The University of Tokushima School of Medicine
Shiokawa, Satoshi Department of Clinical Immunology, Medical Institute of Bioregulation, Kyushu University
Miyazaki, Yoshitaka Department of Clinical Immunology, Medical Institute of Bioregulation, Kyushu University
Kita, Hiroto Department of Clinical Immunology, Medical Institute of Bioregulation, Kyushu University
Setoguchi, Keigo Department of Allergy and Rheumatology, Postgraduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo
Kawahata, Kimito Department of Allergy and Rheumatology, Postgraduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo
Misaki, Yoshikata Department of Allergy and Rheumatology, Postgraduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo
Yamamoto, Kazuhiko Department of Allergy and Rheumatology, Postgraduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo
Nishimura, Junji Department of Clinical Immunology, Medical Institute of Bioregulation, Kyushu University
Keywords
rheumatoid arthritis
intervertebral disk calcification
magnetic resonance imaging
hypergammaglobulinemia
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
A patient with seronegative rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who presented with intervertebral disk calcification (IDC) of several thoracic and lumbar intervertebral disks is herein described. There was no evidence of any other coexisting diseases such as ochronosis and hemochromatosis, but a remarkable degree of polyclonal hypergammaglobulinemia was observed as a notable finding. Although the appearance of IDC on T1-weighted images on magnetic resonance is controversal, no increased signal intensity was observed in our patient. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of IDC in RA.
Journal Title
The journal of medical investigation : JMI
ISSN
13431420
NCID
AA11166929
Volume
47
Issue
3-4
Start Page
152
End Page
154
Sort Key
152
Published Date
2000
Remark
EDB ID
FullText File
language
eng