Digital clubbing associated with polymyositis and interstitial lung disease

Chest. 1995 Dec;108(6):1751-2. doi: 10.1378/chest.108.6.1751.


Clubbing of the fingers is commonly associated with interstitial lung diseases (ILDs). Although ILD occurs in as many as 40% of patients with polymyositis/dermatomyositis (PM/DM), clubbing of the digits has never been reported to occur in patients with PM/DM and ILD. We report the first case of clubbing associated with PM/DM and ILD.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Dermatomyositis / complications
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lung Diseases, Interstitial / complications*
  • Osteoarthropathy, Secondary Hypertrophic / etiology*
  • Polymyositis / complications*