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 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/ejp.2015.65265
  • Journal Name: EURASIAN JOURNAL OF PULMONOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.50-54
  • Keywords: Dermatomyositis, immunosuppressive therapy, interstitial lung disease, spontaneous pneumomediastinum, INTERSTITIAL LUNG-DISEASE, OF-THE-LITERATURE, POLYMYOSITIS, POLYMYOSITIS/DERMATOMYOSITIS
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes

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.