Simultaneous Presentation of Ankylosing Spondylitis and Pancreatic Cancer: A Case Report

Ekaterina V. Kapustina, Gennady P. Bulygin, Vasily S. Mordovsky, Tatyana V. Potupchik, Svetlana Yu. Nikulina, Anna A. Chernova, Denis A. Medvedev, Andrey M. Budarev, Vera A. Chupakhina, Tatyana Yu. Bolshakova, Elena P. Kluchnikova

International Journal of Biomedicine. 2019;9(1):69-71.
DOI: 10.21103/Article9(1)_CR2
Originally published March 15, 2019


A clinical case of simultaneous presentation of ankylosing spondylitis and pancreatic cancer is described. Patients with rheumatic disorders must be closely followed to screen for malignancies. Most paraneoplastic rheumatic syndromes are difficult to distinguish from autoimmune rheumatic diseases; thus, cancer occurrence may constitute a major diagnostic challenge.

ankylosing spondylitis • pancreatic cancer • paraneoplastic rheumatic syndromes
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Received December 15, 2018.
Accepted January 16, 2019.
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