A Fatal Complication of Dermatomyositis: Spontaneous Pneumomediastinum


Cetinoglu E. D. , Dalkilic E., Erol M., ACET ÖZTÜRK N. A. , URSAVAŞ A. , Ege E.

EURASIAN JOURNAL OF PULMONOLOGY, vol.18, no.1, pp.50-54, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/ejp.2015.65265
  • Title of Journal : EURASIAN JOURNAL OF PULMONOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.50-54

Abstract

Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a negative prognostic factor associated with increased morbidity and mortality in patients with dermatomyositis (DM). Spontaneous pneumomediastinum is a rare complication of DM and it can be fatal. We present a 48-year-old woman with DM and ILD complicated by pneumomediastinum without pneumothorax and subcutaneous emphysema.