Diagnostik und therapie rheumatischer erkrankungen der wirbelsäule mit neurologischer beteiligung

Translated title of the contribution: Diagnostics and therapy of rheumatoid diseases of the spine with neurological involvement

J. Dörner, B. Zelle

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Affections of the spine are quite frequent in patients with rheumatoid disease. Some of these patients will develop neurological deficits ranging from radicular pain to transversal myelopathy. Typical neurological complications will be found in patients with ongoing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and spondarthritis. The instability of the upper cervical spine is a main cause for neurological symptoms. Typical clinical findings should be looked after carefully. The diagnostic criteria and the surgical therapy are described.

Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)269-276
Number of pages8
JournalAktuelle Rheumatologie
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology

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