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A case of systemic sclerosis complicated by idiopathic portal hypertension: case report and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16767559     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We encountered a 62-year-old woman who had systemic sclerosis (SSc) complicated by idiopathic portal hypertension (IPH). She had a 10-year history of scleroderma and Raynaud's phenomenon. She also had pancytopenia, splenomegaly, and esophageal varices. Treatment with prednisolone and endoscopic variceal ligation resulted in improvement of her symptoms. According to our literature review, the prognosis of patients with SSc complicated by IPH is relatively poor. However, the factors that predict outcome of these patients have not been elucidated.
Kenji Takagi; Shinichiro Nishio; Kimiko Akimoto; Takumi Yoshino; Shinichi Kawai
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Modern rheumatology / the Japan Rheumatism Association     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1439-7595     ISO Abbreviation:  Mod Rheumatol     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-12     Completed Date:  2006-10-31     Revised Date:  2007-08-01    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100959226     Medline TA:  Mod Rheumatol     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  183-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine (Omori), Toho University School of Medicine, 6-11-1 Omori-Nishi, Ota-ku, Tokyo, 143-8541, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Ascites / etiology,  therapy
Esophageal and Gastric Varices / etiology,  surgery
Glucocorticoids / administration & dosage*
Hypertension, Portal / complications*,  etiology*
Middle Aged
Pleural Effusion / etiology,  therapy
Prednisolone / administration & dosage*
Raynaud Disease / complications
Scleroderma, Systemic / complications*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Glucocorticoids; 50-24-8/Prednisolone

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