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CASE REPORT
Spontaneous pneumomediastinum in limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis and myositis overlap
  1. Eric J Dein1,
  2. Kristen Lee2,
  3. Homa Timlin3,
  4. Laura Hummers4
  1. 1Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  2. 2Rheumatology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  3. 3Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  4. 4Rheumatology, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Homa Timlin, htimlin1{at}jhmi.edu

Summary

A 58-year-old man with limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis and myositis overlap complicated by interstitial lung disease presented with several months of progressive dyspnoea and weakness. CT chest revealed extensive pneumomediastinum that was not present on imaging 6 months before this study and appeared to be spontaneous, with no preceding trauma, infection or invasive procedures.

  • interstitial lung disease
  • connective tissue disease
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  • Contributors EJD and KL conducted a literature review for this paper and EJD wrote the primary draft of the report. LH and HT revised and edited the case report to create the final draft.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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