Coexistence of axial spondyloarthritis and thromboangiitis obliterans in a young woman

G. Lopalco, F. Iannone, Donato Rigante, A. Vitale, M. E. Mancini, M. Covelli, G. Lapadula, Luca Cantarini

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A peculiar coexistence of axial spondyloarthritis and ischemia of the feet and the fourth finger of the left hand in a young woman, who was a heavy smoker, is discussed in this report. This picture was considered within the context of thromboangiitis obliterans. Positivity of anti-nuclear antibodies and mild elevation of inflammatory parameters were noted. Computed tomography angiograms of upper and lower limbs showed luminal narrowing and occlusion of the left humeral, left anterior/posterior tibial and right anterior tibial arteries. Daily iloprost perfusions were started, and smoking cessation was strongly recommended. Coldness and rest pain in the distal extremities improved within a few weeks. The possibility that spondyloarthritis might precede the clinical picture of thromboangiitis obliterans should be considered in heavy smokers.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)17-20
Numero di pagine4
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2015


  • Antibodies, Antinuclear
  • Axial spondyloarthritis
  • Biomarkers
  • Brachial Artery
  • Computed Tomography Angiography
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Iloprost
  • Infusions, Intravenous
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Middle Aged
  • Risk Factors
  • Smoking
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Thromboangiitis Obliterans
  • Thromboangiitis obliterans
  • Tibial Arteries
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Vasodilator Agents


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