An Elderly Male with Primary Sjögren’s Syndrome Presenting Pleuritis as the Initial Manifestation

Yukichika Yamamoto, Yuki Otsuka, Takayuki Katsuyama, Yoshito Nishimura, Kosuke Oka, Kou Hasegawa, Hideharu Hagiya, Fumio Otsuka

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Abstract

Primary Sjögren’s syndrome (SS) is an autoimmune disease that usually affects the exocrine glands in middle-aged women. Fifteen percent of SS patients experience severe systemic extraglandular complications, and pleuritis is one of the rare complications of SS. We report the case of an elderly Japanese man who initially presented with a prolonged fever and chest pain and was finally diagnosed with primary SS-associated pleuritis. Of the nine reported cases of primary SS that initially presented with pleuritis, up to six cases were elderly males. This case highlights the complication of pleuritis among elderly males with primary SS

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)539-542
Number of pages4
JournalActa medica Okayama
Volume75
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Sjögren’s syndrome
  • elderly male
  • pleuritis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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