Dermatomyositis

Case contributed by Dr Yi-Jin Kuok

Presentation

Incidental finding on x-rays.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Right hip avascular necrosis from steroid therapy. Sheets of amorphous soft tissue calcification. 

X-ray

sheets of extra-thoracic soft tissue calcification

Case Discussion

Dystrophic soft tissue calcifications are seen on x-rays of the chest and pelvis in a patient with dermatomyositis. Note also the right hip avascular necrosis from steroid therapy. 

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