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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 754-756

Dermatomyositis associated with adenocarcinoma of the lung: A case report


1 Department of Neurology, Iqraa International Hospital and Research Centre, Calicut, Kerala, India
2 Department of Pulmonology, Iqraa International Hospital and Research Centre, Calicut, Kerala, India
3 Department of Dermatology, Iqraa International Hospital and Research Centre, Calicut, Kerala, India
4 Department of Internal Medicine, Iqraa International Hospital and Research Centre, Calicut, Kerala, India
5 Department of Psychiatry, Iqraa International Hospital and Research Centre, Calicut, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. N A Uvais
Iqraa International Hospital and Research Centre, Calicut, Kerala
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_467_18

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The association of dermatomyositis and underlying malignancies, especially small cell and squamous cell carcinoma of the lung, has been recognized a long time ago. We report the case of a 63-year-old male chronic smoker with adenocarcinoma lung associated with dermatomyositis. The occurrence of dermatomyositis should be considered as a potential presentation of paraneoplastic syndromes and physicians encountering similar clinical situations should perform extensive diagnostic work-up to exclude underlying neoplastic lesions.


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