Home Print this page Email this page Small font size Default font size Increase font size
Users Online: 606
Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 3147-3150

Amyopathic dermatomyositis with diffuse lung disease

1 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, HIMSR, Delhi, India
2 Department of Dermatology, Dermalinks, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Pulmonary Medicine NIIMS, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ashish K Jaiswal
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, NIIMS, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_106_20

Rights and Permissions

A 38-year-old woman presented with progressively increasing breathlessness, recurrent productive cough, and intermittent fever of 1 year duration. Examination revealed cutaneous eruptions on the dorsal aspects of the hands and on face. Histopathologic features of skin biopsy revealed acanthosis, hyperkeratosis with focal vacuolar alteration of the basal-cell layer, and perivascular inflammatory infiltrates in upper dermis. CT scan showed diffuse lung disease and pulmonary function tests showed severe restrictive lung disease. There was no muscular involvement clinically or on electromyography and magnetic resonance imaging. She was diagnosed as a case of amyopathic dermatomyositis with diffuse lung disease and managed with topical and systemic steroid and topical sunscreen with fairly good response.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded32    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal