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2022 Apr 04

J Med Case Rep



Overlapping rheumatoid arthritis and antisynthetase syndrome with secondary Sjögren’s syndrome: a case report and review of the literature.


Overlap syndromes account for about 25% of autoimmune diseases. They are many possible combinations of known autoimmune diseases increasingly diagnosed with the identification of of a large number of autoantibodies. In this case report, we present a patient with rare overlapping rheumatoid arthritis-antisynthetase syndrome with associated secondary Sjögren's syndrome atypically presenting without interstitial lung disease.