Childhood polymyositis as a paraneoplastic phenomenon

Pediatr Neurol. Mar-Apr 1993;9(2):155-6. doi: 10.1016/0887-8994(93)90055-h.


Childhood polymyositis and dermatomyositis are rare conditions that are not generally associated with malignancy even though an association between adult-onset and malignancy has been reported. A child is presented with typical polymyositis in whom an immunoblastic sarcoma subsequently became manifest; the literature also is reviewed concerning the association between malignancy and these childhood conditions.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Biopsy
  • Child
  • Humans
  • Lymph Nodes / pathology
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell, Immunoblastic / diagnosis*
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell, Immunoblastic / pathology
  • Male
  • Neoplasms, Unknown Primary / diagnosis*
  • Neoplasms, Unknown Primary / pathology
  • Paraneoplastic Syndromes / diagnosis*
  • Paraneoplastic Syndromes / pathology
  • Polymyositis / diagnosis*
  • Polymyositis / pathology