A fatal interstitial lung disease in an anti-melanoma differentiation-associated gene 5 (anti-MDA5) antibody negative patient with juvenile dermatomyositis
Yozgat, Can Yilmaz
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Background. Juvenile dermatomyositis associated interstitial lung disease, rarely seen in pediatric age groups, has adverse effects on survival. Anti-melanoma differentiation associated gene 5, one of the identified autoantibodies in juvenile dermatomyositis, preferentially affects the lung tissue and may cause rapidly progressive interstitial lung disease. It is a major cause of mortality in juvenile dermatomyositis. In this case report, we present a pediatric patient diagnosed with juvenile dermatomyositis without anti-melanoma differentiation associated gene 5 antibody positivity.
YEŞİLBAŞ O., Yildiz M., Yozgat C. Y. , Tahaoglu I., YAZAN H., ÇAKIR E., Adrovic A., Sahin S., Barut K., Kasapcopur O., -A fatal interstitial lung disease in an anti-melanoma differentiation-associated gene 5 (anti-MDA5) antibody negative patient with juvenile dermatomyositis-, TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, cilt.63, sa.5, ss.903-908, 2021