The autoimmune tautology with a focus on systemic sclerosis

Juan Manuel Anaya

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In the current issue of IMAJ, Rossi et al. [1] report a unique case of multiple autoimmune syndrome (MAS) characterized by the coexistence of systemic sclerosis (SSc), autoimmune liver involvement, antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. MAS, first described in 1988 by two French physicians, Humbert and Dupond [2], is the best example of polyautoimmunity, the presence of more than a well-defined autoimmune disease (AD) in a single patient [3]. To define a patient with MAS, at least three ADs should coexist [2,3].
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)186-187
Number of pages2
JournalIsrael Medical Association Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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