A Case of Systemic Sclerosis Complicated with Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome

Ryo Tanaka, Takenobu Yamamoto, Osamu Yamasaki, Joji Tada, Jiro Arata, Yasuhiro Manabe

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We report a case of systemic sclerosis complicated with antiphospholipid syndrome in a 50-year-old woman. She showed multiple signs and symptoms stich as sclerodactylia, a mask-like face, poikiloderma, multiple skin ulcers, interstitial pneumonia, sick sinus syndrome, and esophageal dysfunction. Both antinuclear antibody and lupus anticoagulant were positive. Initially we diagnosed her with systemic sclerosis. We treated the patient with prednisolone at a dose of 20-40 mg/day, and added steroid pulse therapy three times. Unfortunately, the patient died of pulmonary thromboembolism. We finally diagnosed her to have antiphospholipid antibody syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)230-234
Number of pages5
JournalNishinihon Journal of Dermatology
Volume63
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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Antiphospholipid Syndrome
Systemic Scleroderma
Skin Ulcer
Sick Sinus Syndrome
Lupus Coagulation Inhibitor
Antinuclear Antibodies
Interstitial Lung Diseases
Masks
Prednisolone
Pulmonary Embolism
Signs and Symptoms
Steroids
Therapeutics

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A Case of Systemic Sclerosis Complicated with Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome. / Tanaka, Ryo; Yamamoto, Takenobu; Yamasaki, Osamu; Tada, Joji; Arata, Jiro; Manabe, Yasuhiro.

In: Nishinihon Journal of Dermatology, Vol. 63, No. 3, 2001, p. 230-234.

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Tanaka, Ryo ; Yamamoto, Takenobu ; Yamasaki, Osamu ; Tada, Joji ; Arata, Jiro ; Manabe, Yasuhiro. / A Case of Systemic Sclerosis Complicated with Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome. In: Nishinihon Journal of Dermatology. 2001 ; Vol. 63, No. 3. pp. 230-234.
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