Oral Biol Res 2018; 42(4): 269-271  https://doi.org/10.21851/obr.42.04.201812.269
Toothache associated with ankylosing spondylitis
Jin-Kyu Kang1,2, Ji Won Ryu3*
1Department of Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine, Wonkwang University Daejeon Dental Hospital, Daejeon, Korea
2Wonkwang Dental Research Institute, Wonkwang University, Iksan, Korea
3Department of Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry, Chosun University, Gwangju, Korea
Correspondence to: Ji Won Ryu, Department of Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry, Chosun University, 303 Pilmun-daero, Dong-gu, Gwangju 61452, Korea. Tel: +82-62-220-3897, Fax: +82-62-234-2119, E-mail: dentian@chosun.ac.kr
Received: December 11, 2018; Revised: December 18, 2018; Accepted: December 19, 2018; Published online: December 31, 2018.
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Abstract
Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a chronic inflammatory joint disorder characterized by sacroiliitis, spondylitis and enthesitis. Patients suffering from AS may also have extra-articular symptoms, such as uveitis, bowl disease, heart, lung, skin, bone and kidney involvement, but vary widely in severity and prevalence. Facial manifestation of AS include eye involvement and temporomandibular joint involvement. In this study, a case of an AS that mimicked dental pain was presented.
Keywords: Ankylosing spondylitis, Orofacial pain, Toothache


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