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European Journal of Dermatology


A case of antisynthetase syndrome with elevated serum CA19-9 associatedwith interstitial lung disease Volume 27, issue 1, January-February 2017


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1 Department of Dermatology, Shiga University of Medical Science, Setatsukinowa, Otsu, Shiga 520-2192,
2 Department of Dermatology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, 65 Tsurumai-cho, Showa-ku, Nagoya 466-8550, Japan

A 70-year-old Japanese woman was referred to our hospital in 2015 for a one-year history of skin eruptions and elevated creatine kinase (CK). She had been followed for mild interstitial lung disease (ILD) without treatment for some years. Physical examination showed mechanic's hand on her fingers (figure 1A). Although she exhibited Raynaud's phenomenon and proximal muscle weakness, she had neither palmar papules nor systemic symptoms, such as fever and arthropathy. Laboratory investigations showed [...]