Volvulus and Under Appreciated Complication of Mixed Connective Tissue Disease: A Case Report

Christina M. Bortz, Amy Yu, David J. Ozeri


We report a case of volvulus in mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD). To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of volvulus in a patient with MCTD. MCTD is characterized by high levels of anti-U1 ribonucleoprotein (anti-U1 RNP) plus overlapping features of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), systemic sclerosis (SSc), polymyositis and dermatomyositis. Gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms in MCTD are common, but are usually limited to disordered motility in the upper GI tract. Volvulus is frequently reported as a complication of SSc, but should also be considered in MCTD.

J Med Cases. 2018;9(4):125-126
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jmc3014w


MCTD; Volvulus; Raynaud’s; Anti-RNP

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