Mixed connective tissue disease

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert

Presentation

Clinical diagnosis of Sharp syndrome. Progressive deformities and functional impairment of both hands.

Patient Data

Age: 70
Gender: Female
X-ray

Advanced osteoarthritis with joint space narrowing, erosions and deformities of the PIP and DIP joints. Subcutaneous calcifications at dig. III left and dig III and IV right.

Case Discussion

The occurrence of subcutaneous calcifications (calcinosis cutis) in an autoimmune disorder (scleroderma) has been first described by the French dermatologists Georges Thiebierge and Raymond Weissenbach in 1911. Hence, it is sometimes referred to as Thiebierge-Weissenbach syndrome.

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Case information

rID: 19002
Case created: 1st Aug 2012
Last edited: 16th Aug 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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