Clinical Rheumatology

, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp 239–241 | Cite as

Atlanto-axial dislocation in an 18-year-old female with yersinia arthritis

  • A. H. Vilppula
  • T. U. A. Jussila
  • A. M. -L. Kokko
Case Report


A case of anterior atlanto-axial dislocation in an 18-year-old female with arthritis due to Yersinia enterocolitica 3 is reported. We draw attention to the importance of investigating the cervical spine even in young patients with a short history of arthritis. Physical treatment indications and contra-indications should be taken into consideration.

Key words

Atlanto-Axial Dislocation Cervical Spine Reactive Arthritis Yersinia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. H. Vilppula
    • 1
  • T. U. A. Jussila
    • 1
  • A. M. -L. Kokko
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Medicine and Diagnostic RadiologyTampere University HospitalTampereFinland

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