Overlap syndrome.

Joana Parente, Palmira Mathurdas, Luísa Wandschneider, João Aranha, Luís Siopa

Abstract


The overlap syndromes are characterized by the occurrence in the same patient of two or more autoimmune diseases. The overlap syndrome between scleroderma and polymyositis is rare. We describe a case of a 58-year-old woman in which the clinical expression, the effect of therapy and the evolution, support the concept that this syndrome is a distinct clinical entity in the spectrum of autoimmune disease.

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