JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.39, no.10, pp.1996-1999, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI)
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JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY
ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS, INTERVERTEBRAL DISC DISPLACEMENT, LUMBAR DISC HERNIATION, LOW BACK PAIN, DELAYED DIAGNOSIS, LOW-BACK-PAIN, AXIAL SPONDYLOARTHRITIS, PRIMARY-CARE, PREVALENCE, CRITERIA, SPINE, TURKEY, IZMIR
Objective. There is often a considerable delay in diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis (AS). In this multicenter study, we analyzed the delay and possible associated factors, including an initial diagnosis of lumbar disc herniation (LDH), which we frequently encounter in daily clinical practice.