Lupus and scleroderma overlap features in a 28-year-old man with anti-PL-12 anti-synthetase syndrome
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5070/D3239036485
A 28-year-old man with clinically and laboratory diagnosed anti-PL-12 anti-synthetase syndrome (AS) in 2009 developed cutaneous lupus lesions, discoid lupus lesions, and sclerodacytly with finger-tip ulcerations four years following his AS diagnosis. Laboratory tests including +ANA, +anti-dsDNA antibody, +anti-Smith antibody, and +anti-RNP antibody in 2014 confirmed the diagnosis of progression to an overlap syndrome including systemic lupus erythematosus. The patient now also has clinical findings (sclerodacytly, Raynaud phenomenon, finger-tip ulcerations) consistent with scleroderma overlap. In each stage of his evolving connective tissue disease, cutaneous findings have been central to the recognition and monitoring of his overlap syndromes.