Informative Article | Medicine Science | Albania | Volume 4 Issue 11, November 2015
Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies: A Case of a Woman with Antisynthetase Syndrome
Dr. Enida Xhaferi, Teuta Backa Cico
Antisynthetase Syndrome (ASS) is a rare disorder characterized by myositis, Raynauds phenomenon, fever, interstitial lung disease, mechanics hands and arthropathy associated with the presence of antibodies against aminoacyl transfer RNA synthetases (anti-ARS), especially anti-Jo-1. Patients with progressive interstitial lung disease have a poorer prognosis and lung involvement is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Presence of Mechanics hands with hyperkeratosis on the palmar side of the fingers and fissuring at their tips and radial margins, is an important diagnostic manifestation of this syndrome. Early diagnosis followed by immunosuppressive therapy can significantly improve the health status of these patients and increase their quality of life. This article reviews some of the most important pathophysiologic, clinical and diagnostic features of Inflammatory Idiopathic Miopathies and presents the case of a woman with myalgia, malaise, cough, chest pain and skin involvement who was diagnosed with Antisynthetase Syndrome and received systemic treatment.
Keywords: Miopathies, ASS
Edition: Volume 4 Issue 11, November 2015
Pages: 1878 - 1884
How to Cite this Article?
Dr. Enida Xhaferi, Teuta Backa Cico, "Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies: A Case of a Woman with Antisynthetase Syndrome", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/search_index_results_paperid.php?id=NOV151620, Volume 4 Issue 11, November 2015, 1878 - 1884
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