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Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2013;157(30):A6306.

[A woman with skin abnormalities and muscle weakness].

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Medisch Spectrum Twente, Afd. Interne Geneeskunde, Enschede, the Netherlands.


A 54-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with progressive proximal muscle weakness and a symmetric skin rash. Physical examination demonstrated a heliotrope rash, Gottron lesions, mechanic's hands and symmetrical erythema of the face, neck and upper legs. The diagnosis 'dermatomyositis' was established. Subsequently, the patient was successfully treated with prednisolone 1 mg/kg.

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