Overlap Syndrome (Systemic Sclerosis and Rheumatoid Arthritis) with Achalasia: An Unusual Association
Daniel Ruiz-Romero*, Alicia Sofia Villar-Chavez, Miguel Angel Valdovinos-Diaz and Enrique Coss-Adame
The National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dr. Daniel Ruiz Romero
Specialist in Internal Medicine
The National Autonomous University of Mexico
E-mail: [email protected]
Rec date: Feb 24, 2016; Acc date: May 5, 2016; Pub date: May 12, 2016
Citation: Ruiz-Romero, Villar-Chavez, Valdovinos-Diaz, Coss-Adame (2016) Overlap Syndrome (Systemic Sclerosis and Rheumatoid Arthritis) with Achalasia: An Unusual Association. J Gastrointest Dig Syst 6: 426. doi:10.4172/2161-069X.1000426
Copyright: © 2016 Ruiz-Romero D, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Both patients with achalasia and systemic sclerosis can complain of esophageal dysphagia. Esophageal manometer remains the most accurate method to evaluate esophageal dismotility. The association of achalasia and systemic sclerosis as an overlap syndrome has not been described yet. This entity could be possibly based on common autoimmune mechanisms and an analogous pathogenesis explained mainly by viral association.