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Systemic sclerosis sine scleroderma associated with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17454939     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The term "systemic sclerosis sine scleroderma" (ssSSc) has been used to designate a rare progressive systemic sclerosis of visceral organs without skin manifestations. A variety of visceral organs, including the gastrointestinal tract, lung, heart, and kidney, can be involved. We describe a case of 59-year-old female patient with both Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome and ssSSc. She was diagnosed as having ssSSc with Raynaud's phenomenon, anti-nuclear antibody (ANA) and anti-topoisomerase antibody positivity, interstitial pulmonary infiltrates, suspected pulmonary hypertension, subclinical oesophageal dysmotility but no skin thickening. She had a history of paroxysmal tachycardia together with Raynaud's phenomenon and exercise-induced dyspnoea. Electrophysiological study confirmed WPW syndrome with left posterior bypass tract. This case highlights cardiac arrhythmia caused by WPW syndrome as a clinical manifestation of the heart in ssSSc.
Y-W Park; H Woo; H-J Yoon; H-W Park; J-G Cho; S-S Shin; S-S Lee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of rheumatology     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0300-9742     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand. J. Rheumatol.     Publication Date:    2007 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-24     Completed Date:  2007-05-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0321213     Medline TA:  Scand J Rheumatol     Country:  Norway    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  68-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Rheumatology, Chonnam National University Medical School, University Hospital, 8 Hak-Dong, Dong-Ku, Gwangju 501-757, Republic of Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Scleroderma, Systemic / complications*,  diagnosis
Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome / complications*,  diagnosis

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