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5 Facts you should know about

Antisynthetase syndrome

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1

An autoimmune disease associated with interstitial lung disease,

dermatomyositis, and polymyositis.

2

Other symptoms may include fever,

Raynaud's phenomenon and thick, cracked skin usually on the palms and radial surfaces of the fingers.

3

Diagnosis is made by a multidisciplinary approach,

synthesizing rheumatology and pulmonary evaluations, along with serologic and radiographic findings.

4

Patients with anti-synthetase syndrome often require multi-modality immunosuppressive therapy

in order to control the muscle and/or pulmonary manifestations of their disease.

5

Prognosis is largely determined by the extent of pulmonary damage.

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