Connective Tissue Disease made worse by heart failure.
What is it about?
It was interesting and fulfilling writing this article. This is because Heart Failure is a common disease but to have it likely caused by a rare disease like Mixed Connective Tissue Disease(MCTD) is not common. I am glad that, from Nigeria in West Africa, our medical team could inform the World that such a rare combination of diseases that occurs in the Western world and other far flung places also occurs here in Africa, and we could share ideas in its proper identification and prompt treatment.
Why is it important?
It is critical for medical personnel to have a high index of suspicion for rare diseases causing common diseases. And that the management of special double diseases like this Case requires careful and prompt intervention to achieve a positive outcome. In addition, this case advocates for medical personnel to try to go the extra mile for patients in investigation and confirmation of a rare disease even though the facilities for such may not exist in ones domain. Also to make known that its important to have specific investigatory materials for rare diseases in hospitals.
The following have contributed to this page: Adeleye Omisore, Professor MICHAEL OLABODE BALOGUN, Oladapo Adewuya, and Adebola Adetiloye