APIK Journal of Internal Medicine

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 139--141

Fractures: The opening batsmen of an autoimmune disease


K Ravi, KR Chaitra 
 Department of General Medicine, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. K R Chaitra
No. 368/16 42nd Cross 8th Block, Jayanagar, Bengaluru - 560 070, Karnataka
India

Renal involvement is a well-known extraglandular manifestation of primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS). Most of the manifestations are related to tubular dysfunction. Metabolic bone disease rarely occurs as the first manifestation of a renal tubule disorder due to pSS. Here, we present a 28-year-old female patient whose first presentation of pSS was with multiple skeletal fractures caused by renal tubular dysfunction. Clinicians should always search for the evidence for Sjögren's syndrome in adult patients with unexplained osteomalacia and renal tubular acidosis, even in the absence of sicca syndrome.


How to cite this article:
Ravi K, Chaitra K R. Fractures: The opening batsmen of an autoimmune disease.APIK J Int Med 2020;8:139-141


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Ravi K, Chaitra K R. Fractures: The opening batsmen of an autoimmune disease. APIK J Int Med [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Sep 30 ];8:139-141
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