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Isolated HLA-B27 associated Achilles tendinitis.
  1. I Olivieri,
  2. G Gemignani,
  3. S Gherardi,
  4. L Grassi,
  5. M L Ciompi
  1. Rheumatic Disease Unit, University of Pisa, Italy.


    The case of a 37 year old man with a longstanding HLA-B27 associated bilateral Achilles tendinitis without seronegative spondyloarthropathy is reported. This case suggests that heel enthesopathy may for a long time be the only clinical manifestation of the HLA-B27 associated disease process.

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