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A case of primary biliary cirrhosis associated with Hashimoto's thyroiditis, scleroderma and Sjögren's syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1611199     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 53-year-old woman was admitted because of Raynaud's phenomenon, polyarthralgia and polymyalgia. Biopsy specimens of the liver and thyroid gland revealed characteristic findings of primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) (stage I by Scheuer's classification) and chronic thyroiditis. Her clinical features were also complicated by scleroderma (type I by Barnett's classification) and Sjögren's syndrome (Sjs) with keratoconjunctivitis sicca. Thyroid hormone replacement therapy led to improvement in thyroid function, normalization of the biliary tract enzymes and alleviation of subjective symptoms.
M Horita; N Takahashi; M Seike; S Nasu; R Takaki
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Internal medicine (Tokyo, Japan)     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0918-2918     ISO Abbreviation:  Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  1992 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-07-24     Completed Date:  1992-07-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204241     Medline TA:  Intern Med     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  418-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
First Department of Internal Medicine, Medical College of Oita, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Autoantibodies / blood
Biliary Tract / enzymology
Liver Cirrhosis, Biliary / complications*,  enzymology,  pathology
Middle Aged
Scleroderma, Localized / complications*
Sjogren's Syndrome / complications*
Thyroiditis, Autoimmune / complications*,  immunology,  pathology
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