Responsiveness to volume change of calcinosis cutis utilizing dual-energy computed tomography in a patient with diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis treated with alendronate
作者: Rajaie Namas Esat Memisoglu
刊名: International Journal of Clinical Rheumatology, 2018, Vol.13 (3)
来源数据库: Pulsus Group
关键词: CalcinosisSystemic sclerosisDual-energy computed tomography
原始语种摘要: Background: A 33-year-old pleasant Emirati lady presented to Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi with an established diagnosis of diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis and calcinosis cutis of 7 years duration from the first non-Raynaud’s disease manifestation. She was experiencing pain, open wounds and visible palpable stones involving the knees. Despite treatment over the years with different medications including oral steroids, colchicine, sodium thiosulphate infusions and mycophenolate mofetil, her illness progressed. She was started on alendronate 70 mg weekly on March of 2017 as a treatment option for refractory calcinosis cutis. We examined the usefulness of dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) in excluding monosodium urate (MSU) crystal deposition and further quantified the amount of...
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  • calcinosis 钙质沉着
  • systemic 系统的
  • sclerosis 硬化
  • tomography 断层x 线摄影
  • diffuse 普及
  • responsiveness 应答性
  • cutaneous 皮肤的
  • calcific 钙化的
  • energy 能量
  • patient 有耐性的