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Definition of Marie-Strumpell disease

Marie-Strümpell disease: A synonym for ankylosing spondylitis. Named for the French neurologist Pierre Marie (1853-1940) and the German neurologist whose full name was Ernst Adolf Gustav Gottfried von Str¨mpell (1853-1925). See: Ankylosing Spondylitis.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 10/9/2012

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