Whole body dermatomyositis

Case contributed by Dr Jeremy Jones

Presentation

Generalised aches and pains with weakness.

Patient Data

Age: 9 years
Gender: Male
MRI

Widespread inflammatory change throughout all visualised muscle groups with features of dermatomyositis.

Case Discussion

There is extensive T2 hyperintensity throughout all visualised muscles. This affects the connective tissue that surrounds the muscle bundles and results in the feathery appearance.

The rheumatologist described the best heliotrope rash he had ever seen.

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Case information

rID: 25133
Case created: 7th Oct 2013
Last edited: 1st Mar 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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