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Year : 2020 | Volume : 8 | Issue : 1 | Page : 14 - 18  


Case Reports
Mixed Connective Tissue Disease with Acute Gastroenteritis and Hypothyroidism: A Case Report

Sravan Kumar G1, Shravya R Ginnaram2, Abhinav R Pingle3, Ashok Kumar KS4, Indira V5 

1Assistant Professor, 2Intern, 3Professor, Department of General Medicine, Malla Reddy Institute of Medical Sciences, Suraram, Hyderabad, India

5Professor and HOD, Department of Pathology, Malla Reddy Institute of Medical Sciences, Suraram, Hyderabad, India 

*Corresponding Author:

Email: sravanbharathi@gmail.com                                                                                                                

Abstract:

Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (MCTD) is a rare systemic autoimmune disease and is the least common connective tissue disorder. The presence of high titers of serum anti-U1 small nuclear Ribonucleoprotein along with features of SLE, Systemic Sclerosis, Dermatomyositis and Rheumatoid Arthritis is typical of the disease. We present a case of a 38 year old female patient, a known case of hypothyroidism, who presented with symptoms indicative of gastroenteritis but on further evaluation with appropriate investigations and based on the diagnostic criteria was found to be suffering with MCTD and was treated accordingly. We discuss the prognosis and the importance of early diagnosis to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Keywords: Connective Tissue Disease, Scleroderma, Myositis





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