OVERLAP SYNDROME IN A REFRACTORY CASE

  • Filip Guchev University Clinic of Rheumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Ss Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, R.North Macedonia
  • Snezana Mishevska Perchinkova University Clinic of Rheumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Ss Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, R. North Macedonia
  • Georgi Bozhinovski University Clinic of Rheumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Ss Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, R. North Macedonia
  • Ljubinka Damjanovska University Clinic of Rheumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Ss Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, R. North Macedonia

Abstract

This is a report of the case of a 23 years-old girl with refractory dermatomyositis, complications in her treatment and the unfortunate fatal end. Dermatomyositis can be a notoriously difficult disease to treat, and remission is often elusive or short-lived despite aggressive therapy. In the years after the diagnosis, many aggressive modalities of treatment were tried, including rituximab. The patient had frequent exacerbations of the myositis, needed aggressive therapy and developed many side effects associated with the treatment. Most common of these were infections. After suffering severe stress, she developed fever, was diagnosed with sepsis and despite exhaustive treatment at the intensive care unit she passed away.


Key words: dermatomyositis, refractory, immunosuppression, sepsis.


 


 https://doi.org/10.55302/JMS2251093g

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Published
2022-05-04
How to Cite
GUCHEV, Filip et al. OVERLAP SYNDROME IN A REFRACTORY CASE. Journal of Morphological Sciences, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 1, p. 93-95, may 2022. ISSN 2545-4706. Available at: <https://jms.mk/jms/article/view/vol5no1-12>. Date accessed: 03 dec. 2022.
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