Digital ischemia due to Systemic Sclerosis associated to Essential Thrombocythemia: A case report

Faida Ajili, Hajer Ben Mansour, Héla Ghedira, Sami Zriba, Leila Metoui, Imen Gharsallah, Nadia Ben Abdelhafidh, Bassem Louzir, Fehmi M'sadak, Salah Othmani
2013 Nasza Dermatologia Online  
Digital ulcers (DU) are a well-known problem in patients with systemic sclerosis. It is an underestimated complication of the disease causing pain and morbidity. Essential thrombocytosis is another cause of DU. The association of theses two diseases increases the risk of ischemic complications and impairment of hand function which are frequently observed in patients with digital ulcers. This report deals with a 68-year-old patient with rare association of Essential thrombocytosis ,Systemic
more » ... osis and Raynaud's phenomenon that was refractory to medical treatment of Systemic sclerosis (illoprost,calcium channel blockers) and improved with hydrea R .
doi:10.7241/ourd.20134.131 fatcat:bxu5wss3vzdkzg4w3zqykhm4wm