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Laryngoscope. 2013 Feb;123(2):460-2. doi: 10.1002/lary.23540. Epub 2012 Oct 5.

Dysphonia and dermatomyositis: an unusual manifestation.

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  • 1Department of Otolaryngology, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA.


We report a case of a 39-year-old female with a recent diagnosis of dermatomyositis and dysphonia. Dermatomyositis is a connective tissue disease with multisystem involvement: cardiac, pulmonary, musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, and dermatologic are the most common. While dermatomyositis affects thousands of individuals in the United States, laryngeal involvement has only been described in a single case report to date.

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