Dysphagia with multiple autoimmune disease

Y. Kornizky, I. Heller, A. Isakov, I. Shapira, M. Topilsky

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Abstract

Myasthenia gravis (MG) and polymyositis (PM) are organ-specific autoimmune diseases. Occasional reports describe patients with clinical and pathologic features of both. Achalasia is idiopathic in nature, but autoimmune and inflammatory mechanisms have been proposed for this disorder as well. We describe a patient with dysphagia who was diagnosed at different points in time with all these three rare conditions. Despite at least putatively having immune mechanisms in common, an association between the three has not been previously described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)321-323
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Rheumatology
Volume19
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Achalasia
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Polymyositis

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