Interstitial lung disease in Indonesian adult with systemic sclerotic: A rare case

Adhitri Anggoro, Helmia Hasan

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Background: Systemic Sclerotic (SSc) with interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a rare autoimmune case. In Indonesia, SSc-ILD cases are still not widely reported. Case presentation: A 43-year-old female complained fever, yellow phlegm, and shortness of breath for 1 week. The evaluation results based on the American College of Rheumatology and European League Against Rheumatism (ACR EULAR) classification criteria for systemic sclerosis showed a score of 17. The patient received Methylprednisolone 8 mg tab/8 hours, Meropenem 1 gr/8 hours, Ranitidine 50 mg/12 hours, Metoclopramide 10 mg/8 hours, KSR 600 mg tab/8 hours, Paracetamol 500 mg tab/8 hours, VIP albumin 500 mg tab/8 hours, and Folic acid 400 mg tab/8 hours. The patient underwent high resolution computer tomography (HRCT). A chest scan obtained SSc-ILD. Sputum culture results did not reveal Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Discussion: SSc-ILD patients in endemic tuberculosis need to be examined for GeneXpert and sputum culture. The HRCT scan is more helpful in diagnosing SSc-ILD than bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL). Conclusion: The HRCT is one of the gold standards in establishing the diagnosis of SSc-ILD.

Original languageEnglish
Article number103386
JournalAnnals of Medicine and Surgery
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2022


  • High resolution computer tomography
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Systemic sclerotic


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