- a degenerative inflammatory disease, most common in young men, characterized by back pain and impaired mobility of the spinal column.
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- med inflammation of the spine causing two or more vertebrae to become fused
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- Arthritis of the spine, resembling rheumatoid arthritis and leading to lipping or fusion of the vertebrae.Strümpell-Marie disease Marie-Strümpell disease rheumatoid spondylitis Strümpell-Marie disease
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