[A woman with skin abnormalities and muscle weakness]

Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2013;157(30):A6306.
[Article in Dutch]

Abstract

A 54-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with progressive proximal muscle weakness and a symmetric skin rash. Physical examination demonstrated a heliotrope rash, Gottron lesions, mechanic's hands and symmetrical erythema of the face, neck and upper legs. The diagnosis 'dermatomyositis' was established. Subsequently, the patient was successfully treated with prednisolone 1 mg/kg.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Dermatomyositis / complications
  • Dermatomyositis / diagnosis*
  • Dermatomyositis / drug therapy
  • Dermatomyositis / pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Muscle Weakness / diagnosis
  • Muscle Weakness / drug therapy
  • Muscle Weakness / etiology
  • Paresis / diagnosis
  • Paresis / drug therapy
  • Paresis / etiology
  • Prednisolone / therapeutic use*
  • Treatment Outcome

Substances

  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents
  • Prednisolone