Antisynthetase syndrome: a case report.

Qureshi, Mehwish Asif, Hoey, Edward T D, Fletcher, Timothy and Ahmed, Zubair (2016) Antisynthetase syndrome: a case report. Quantitative imaging in medicine and surgery, 6 (2). pp. 207-9. ISSN 2223-4292.

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The case is about a 48-year-old man with one week history of progressively worsening shortness of breath and reduced exercise tolerance. Laboratory investigations revealed raised ESR, creatine kinase (CK) and positive anti-aminoacyl-transfer RNA synthetase. High resolution computed tomography (HRCT) chest showed prominent mediastinal lymph nodes and scattered lung nodules. These findings along with clinical features and investigations confirmed the diagnosis of antisynthetase syndrome (ASS). The radiological investigations proved to be the key step in diagnosis and management of this case.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WD Diseases and disorders of systemic, metabolic or environmental origin > WD350 Immunologic diseases
Divisions: Clinical Support > Radiology
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Depositing User: Mrs Adele Creak
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2017 15:05
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2017 15:05

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