Isolated atlantoaxial subluxation as the presenting manifestation of inflammatory bowel disease.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A previously healthy 21-year-old black woman is described in whom erosive cervical spine disease with C1-C2 subluxation spontaneously developed. Various investigations led to the discovery of Crohn's disease, a heretofore unreported association. Thus, clinically silent or undiagnosed inflammatory bowel disease should be considered in the cause of atlantoaxial subluxation.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Jordan, JM; Obeid, LM; Allen, NB

Published Date

  • March 1, 1986

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 80 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 517 - 520

PubMed ID

  • 3953628

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9343

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0002-9343(86)90732-1


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States