Systemic sclerosis could mask the presentation of psoriasis in a patient with symptomatic and bilateral sacroiliitis

Carlo Di Girolamo, C. Rengo, M. G. Ferrucci, E. Miniero, G. Cuomo, C. Crisci, G. Valentini

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Psoriasis is rarely associated with systemic sclerosis (SSc), and sacroiliitis associated to Connective Tissue Diseases is also rather rare. In this report we describe a case of a young woman with SSc who developed symptomatic and bilateral sacroiliitis. The clinical pattern of sacroiliac involvement of this patient resembles that of psoriatic sacroiliitis. HLA typing was compatible with both SSc and psoriasis. Psoriatic sacroiliitis could not be diagnosed, but, on the basis of these observations, the patient described could represent a case of PsA without psoriasis, and psoriatic cutaneous involvement masked by the presence of SSc.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)186-188
Number of pages3
JournalScandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2003



  • HLA antigens
  • Psoriasis
  • Sacroiliitis
  • Systemic sclerosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology

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