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9 out of 20
 

Bamboo spine is seen in? (PGI June 08)



A Psoriasis
B Reiter’s

C JRA
D Ankylosing Spondylitis

E RA

Ans. D Ankylosing Spondylitis

Radiographic Findings

i. The earliest changes in the sacroiliac joints demonstrable by pain x – ray shows erosions and sclerosis.

ii. Progression of the erosions leads to ‘pseudo widening’ of the joint space and bony ankylosis.

iii. X-ray spine reveals bamboo spine appearance.

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