Polymiositis/scleroderma autoantibody positive scleroderma with dermatomyositis connected to interstitial lung fibrosis is reported. The recently observed overlap syndrome is characterised by the presence of special autoantibodies, HLA-type association and benign course. A new skin symptom (mechanic's hands) is described which may indicate the syndrome and one of its important internal manifestations, the interstitial lung disease.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 10 2002|
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