A 43-year-old man with antisynthetase syndrome presenting with acute worsening of dyspnea

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Abstract

A 43-year-old man with antisynthetase syndrome was seen in our pulmonary clinic for worsening dyspnea. He was recently diagnosed with antisynthetase syndrome because he had nonspecific interstitial pneumonitis on a surgical lung biopsy and polymyositis associated with anti-Jo-1 and anti-SSA-52 autoantibodies. Along with his worsening dyspnea, he also had a dry cough, lower extremity edema, and abdominal distension. He had gained 11 kg over 1 month. He had been taking prednisone 40 mg daily 2 months prior, which had been recently weaned to 20 mg daily. He had also been on mycophenolate mofetil but had recently discontinued it on his own.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e215-e219
JournalCHEST
Volume147
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015

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