overlap syndrome


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overlap syndrome

GI disease The presence of histologic features of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis in the same Bx, precluding a specific diagnosis of either; overlap occurs in ±15% of Bxs of these 2 conditions Neurology See Parkinsonism plus syndromes Rheumatology A connective tissue disease with features of 2 or more rheumatologic disorders–eg, lupus erythematosus-mixed connective tissue disease overlap, rheumatoid arthritis-lupus overlap–1% of cases, scleroderma-polymyositis overlap–8-12% of cases and lupus erythematosus-polymyositis overlap– 5-10% of cases Vascular disease A combination of systemic necrotizing vasculitis with features of polyarteritis nodosa and Churg-Strauss disease–allergic angiitis and granulomatosis, involving small and medium muscular arteries of the lung, causing HTN and hypersensitivity.

overlap syndrome

A rheumatological disorder with features suggestive of several kinds of connective tissue disease, but not definitively diagnostic of any single syndrome. Overlap syndromes typically have elements of systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, and progressive systemic sclerosis, among other illnesses.
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Long-term effects of treatment with nasal CPAP on lung function in patients with overlap syndrome.
16) An immunological marker confirming the diagnosis of the SLE/SS overlap syndrome is the presence of anti-SS related antigen B antibody.
AITDs often concur with other autoimmune diseases, giving rise to the concept of overlap syndromes, which are defined as the coexistence of two or more autoimmune disorders in one individual [5, 6].
Lack of benefit of continuous positive airway pressure on lung function in patients with overlap syndrome.
We detected statistically significant differences in BMI, waist circumference and hematocrit levels between OSAS and overlap syndrome patients (p<0.
11) There are, of course exceptions, and these seem to be primarily in helping to define the overlap syndromes, which in turn has relevance to prognosis.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease and irritable bowel syndrome: a common overlap syndrome.
Aimed at any health care professional who care for patients of cholestatic liver disease, this textbook covers such subjects as PBC, PSC, overlap syndrome and improvements in the diagnostic process.
112) Finally, patients who meet diagnostic criteria for more than one RD are described as having an overlap syndrome.