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Forestier's disease

Alternative eponyms

  • Forestier's syndrome
  • Forestier-Ott syndrome
  • Forestier and Rotés-Querol syndrome

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A condition fairly common in older men, marked by widespread ossification in spinal ligaments and tendons.

Description

A condition fairly common in older men, with symptoms related to spine ossification of the anterior ligaments. It is marked by widespread ossification in spinal ligaments and tendons. Changes in spine simulate ankylosing spondylitis. Sacro-iliac joints spared. ESR normal.

The term Forestier-Ott is more common in Germany.

Bibliography

  • J. Forestier, J. Rotés-Quérol:
    Hyperostose ankylosante vertébrale. Ankylosing hyperostosis of the spine.
    Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, London, 1950, 9: 321-330.
  • J. Forestier, R. Lagier:
    Ankylosing hyperostosis of the spine.
    Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, Philadelphia 1971, 74: 65.

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