Dermatomyositis

Case contributed by Dr Vladislav Boyanov Rusinov

Presentation

Erythematous purple-red rash of eyelids, trunk and hands. Painless, symmetric, proximal muscle weakness.

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Female
CT

Dermatomyositis

Numerous soft tissue calcifications

Case Discussion

Sheet-like calcifications seen in patients with dermatomyositis is called calcinosis universalis because of its wide-spread distribution.

Dermatomyositis is a type of autoimmune inflammatory myositis

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Case information

rID: 18812
Case created: 22nd Jul 2012
Last edited: 10th Feb 2017
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