Successful treatment of primary Sjogren's syndrome complicated with primary biliary cirrhosis and lung involvement


Altinbas A., Arik G., KALYONCU U. , AKDOĞAN A. , KARADAĞ Ö. , Kisacik B., ...Daha Fazla

TURKISH JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, cilt.21, ss.60-62, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 21 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4318/tjg.2010.0051
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.60-62

Özet

A patient with primary Sjogren's syndrome complicated with primary biliary cirrhosis and lymphocytic interstitial pneumonia is presented. She was 38 years old and was admitted to our hospital for generalized pruritus, xerostomia, xerophthalmia, fatigue, and reticulonodular changes on her chest X-ray. With the findings of ground-glass attenuation and centrilobular nodules in high resolution computerized tomography, the diagnosis of lymphocytic interstitial pneumonia was made. Oral methylprednisolone 1 mg/kg/day and ursodeoxycholic acid 15 mg/kg/day were started. At the 6(th) month follow-up, she had no complaints, and pulmonary function tests and high resolution computerized tomography were normal. This is the first case of Sjogren's syndrome, primary biliary cirrhosis and lymphocytic interstitial pneumonia in the English literature.