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Treatment resistant severe digital ischemia associated with antiphospholipid syndrome in a male patient with systemic sclerosis.
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PMID:  25110600     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
We report the case of a male patient with limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis (SSc) that was complicated with severe digital ischemia, resistant to medical treatment. Due to the lack of treatment response, further laboratory and imaging studies were conducted. Findings were compatible with antiphospholipid syndrome and oral warfarin was added to the treatment regimen. After successful anticoagulation no further recurrences of digital ischemia were seen. An underlying etiology in SSc patients with treatment resistant digital ischemic necrosis should be suspected for accompanying antiphospholipid syndrome (APS).
Orhan Küçükşahin; Aşkın Ateş; Alexis K Okoh; Emre Kulahcioglu; Murat Turgay; Gülay Kınıklı
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Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2014-07-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Case reports in rheumatology     Volume:  2014     ISSN:  2090-6889     ISO Abbreviation:  Case Rep Rheumatol     Publication Date:  2014  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-08-11     Completed Date:  2014-08-11     Revised Date:  2014-08-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101585353     Medline TA:  Case Rep Rheumatol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  291382     Citation Subset:  -    
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