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Antisynthetase syndrome


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Overview


Antisynthetase syndrome is a chronic autoimmune disease of unknown cause. It is a subgroup of the idiopathic (unknown cause) inflammatory muscle diseases and is characterized by myositis, interstitial lung disease, arthritis, and Raynaud's phenomenon. [1]
Last updated: 5/15/2008

References

  1. Tzioufas AG. Orphanet. November 2001; http://www.orpha.net/data/patho/Pro/en/Antisynthetase-FRenPro8611.pdf. Accessed 5/12/2008.
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Basic Information

  • More information on arthritis can be found by visiting MedlinePlus, the National Library of Medicine Web site designed to help you research your health questions.
  • MedlinePlus, the National Library of Medicine Web site designed to help you research your health questions, provides general information on myositis. Click on the link to view this information.
  • The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) provides comprehensive information on Raynaud's phenomenon.  To read this information, click on the link.

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