PM‐SCL autoantibody positive scleroderma with polymyositis (mechanic's hand: clinical aid in the diagnosis)

@article{Trk2004PMSCLAP,
  title={PM‐SCL autoantibody positive scleroderma with polymyositis (mechanic's hand: clinical aid in the diagnosis)},
  author={L{\'a}szl{\'o} T{\"o}r{\"o}k and Katalin Dank{\'o} and G{\'a}bor Cserni and Gy{\"o}rgy Szűcs},
  journal={Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV},
  year={2004},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={
          356-9
        }
}
This report concerns a 56-year-old-woman presenting PM-SCL autoantibody positive scleroderma with dermatomyositis (scleromyositis) and concomitant interstitial lung fibrosis. The recently observed overlapping syndrome is characterized by the presence of specific autoantibodies, HLA-type association and benign course. A new skin symptom ("mechanic's hands") predicts the disease, in particular the interstitial lung pathology, which is its most relevant internal manifestation. 

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