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(Case Report) A rare association of localized scleroderma (LS) type morphea, vitiligo, autoimmune hypothyroidism, pneumonitis, autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura etc.

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 11:41 PM

(Case Report) A rare association of localized scleroderma (LS) type morphea, vitiligo, autoimmune hypothyroidism, pneumonitis, autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura and central nervous system vasculitis.

 

It is likely that localized scleroderma has an autoimmune origin and in this case becomes part of multiple autoimmune syndrome (MAS), which consist of the presence of three or more well-defined autoimmune diseases in a single patient. PubMed, BMC Res Notes. 2012 Dec 20;5:689 (Also see: Causes of Morphea, Vitiligo, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, Vasculitis, and Multiple Autoimmune Syndrome)

 

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