Unrecognized Pneumatosis Intestinalis in Antimelanoma Differentiation-Associated Gene 5 Antibody-Associated Dermatomyositis

J Rheumatol. 2022 Dec 1;jrheum.220649. doi: 10.3899/jrheum.220649. Online ahead of print.

Abstract

Pneumatosis intestinalis (PI) is the presence of gas within the bowel wall and may result from several autoimmune diseases, including dermatomyositis (DM).1 A 55-year-old man with antimelanoma differentiation-associated gene 5 antibody (MDA5)-associated DM and interstitial lung disease (ILD) presented with a 1-week history of swallowing difficulty.