[Coexistence of dermatomyositis and macrophagic myofasciitis]

Presse Med. 2005 Mar 26;34(6):438-40. doi: 10.1016/s0755-4982(05)83938-7.
[Article in French]


Introduction: An inflammatory myopathy, characterised by joint and muscle pain, chronic asthenia, with infiltration of peri-fascicular epimysium, perimysium and endomysium by cells of the macrophagic line, macrophagic myofasciitis is often associated with other, generally auto-immune, affections. However, the coexistence with another inflammatory myopathy is relatively rare.

Observation: A 29 year-old woman presented with 2 distinct inflammatory myopathies, a macrophagic myofasciitis and a dermatomyositis, which had appeared a few years after.

Discussion: In the rare cases in which 2 inflammatory myopathies are combined, the precise relationship between them is unknown, an individual susceptibility to developing muscle diseases is suggested.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Comorbidity
  • Dermatomyositis / pathology*
  • Fasciitis / pathology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Inflammation
  • Muscular Diseases / pathology*