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Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine 2011;28(2):202-205.
DOI:    Published online December 31, 2011.
A Case of Hypomyopathic Dermatomyositis.
Hyun Tae Kim, Hyun Wook Lee, Byung Jin Kwon, Ji Eun Lee, Dong Ho Oh, Min Su Sohn, Jung Ran Choi
1Department of Internal Medicine, Pohang Saint Mary's Hospital, Pohang, Korea.
2Rheumatology, Rehabilitation Center, Pohang Saint Mary's Hospital, Pohang, Korea.
Dermatomyositis is a rare and idiopathic inflammatory myopathy with a characteristic cutaneous manifestation. A 62-year-old female complained of polyarthralgia that lasted for many years. She was diagnosed with hypomyopathic dermatomyositis by the typical skin rash associated with dermatomyositis but without muscle involvement such as muscle weakness, elevated level of creatinine phosphokinase and aldolase. Her symptoms improved with treatment of hydroxychloroquine and prednisolone. We experienced a case of hypomyopathic dermatomyositis on 62-year-old female patient and report with review of literatures.
Key Words: Dermatomyositis


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