Lymphoma arising from a calcinotic lesion in a patient with juvenile dermatomyositis

Pediatr Dermatol. Mar-Apr 2009;26(2):159-61. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2009.00875.x.


Approximately one-third of adult patients with dermatomyositis develop malignancy, usually within 1 year of diagnosis of dermatomyositis. This phenomenon is not seen in patients with juvenile dermatomyositis. We are reporting a case of B-cell lymphoma arising from a calcinotic lesion in a 14-year-old girl who had been diagnosed with juvenile dermatomyositis 3 years prior. Our review of the literature revealed only one other case of malignancy arising from an area of calcinosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Calcinosis / complications*
  • Dermatomyositis / complications*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lymphoma, B-Cell / complications*
  • Paraneoplastic Syndromes / complications*
  • Skin Diseases / complications*