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Limited systemic sclerosis initially presenting with mesenteric panniculitis.
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PMID:  25326572     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Mesenteric panniculitis pertains to a group of uncommon disorders named sclerosing mesenteritis that present with different levels of inflammation and fibrosis of the small bowel mesentery. It is associated with abdominal surgeries, trauma, malignancies, infections and connective tissue diseases. To the best of our knowledge, no cases of sclerosing mesenteritis have been reported in patients with systemic sclerosis. We present a case of a 61-year-old woman who had incidental CT findings of mesenteric panniculitis. Diagnosis was confirmed by biopsy that showed fat necrosis. On further review she had a 1-year history of Raynaud's phenomenon. Physical examination showed sclerodactyly. She had elevated anticentromere antibodies and skin biopsy was consistent with scleroderma. She was diagnosed with limited systemic sclerosis and was treated with D-penicillamine. After 6 years of follow-up, the mesenteric panniculitis and systemic sclerosis both remained stable. This case highlights the importance of considering rheumatic diseases in the differential diagnosis of sclerosing mesenteritis.
Mariangelí Arroyo-Ávila; Luis M Vilá
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-10-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2014     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2014  
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Created Date:  2014-10-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-10-19    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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2014 BMJ Publishing Group Ltd.
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