Pleural Effusion in Limited Cutaneous Systemic Sclerosis : A Report

Authors

  • Shivjeet Yadav
  • Kuber Sharma
  • Vikram Kumar
  • Sonu Kumar Singla
  • Navdeep Malik

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijocm.v10i1.3205

Keywords:

Interstitial lung disease, Pulmonary arterial hypertension, Scleroderma, Usual interstitial pneumonia

Abstract

Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a chronic autoimmune multisystem disorder characterized by endothelial
dysfunction and fibroblast dysfunction, which results in progressive fibrosis of the skin and internal
organs more frequently the lungs and gastro intestinal tract. Pulmonary involvement is common in the
course of SSc, with Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) and Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) along
with pleural effusion being the leading causes of death. Here we report, case of an elderly male patient
presenting with cutaneous SSc with multiple uncommon pulmonary manifestations like ILD with right
sided pleural effusion with hepatic cyst.

Author Biographies

Shivjeet Yadav

Asisstant Professor,  Department of Medicine, SGT Medical College, Gurugram

Kuber Sharma

Resident, Department of Medicine, SGT Medical College, Gurugram

Vikram Kumar

Resident, Department of Medicine, SGT Medical College, Gurugram

Sonu Kumar Singla

Resident, Department of Medicine, SGT Medical College, Gurugram

Navdeep Malik

Resident, Department of Medicine, SGT Medical College, Gurugram

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Published

2022-01-04