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An Bras Dermatol. 2018 Jan-Feb;93(1):119-121. doi: 10.1590/abd1806-4841.20186597.

Panniculitis associated with amyopathic dermatomyositis.

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1
(Dermatology Service, Faculdade de Medicina de Jundiaí (FMJ) - Jundiaí (SP), Brasil.
2
Department of Pathology, Faculdade de Medicina de Jundiaí (FMJ) - Jundiaí (SP), Brasil.
3
Pathology Service, Hospital AC Camargo - São Paulo (SP), Brasil.

Abstract

Panniculitis is a rare clinical finding in dermatomyositis, with less than 30 cases reported and there is only one case associated with the amyopathic subtype described in the literature. The present report describes a 49-year-old female patient that one year after being diagnosed with amyopathic dermatomyositis, presented indurated, painful, erythematous to violaceous nodules located on the upper limbs, thighs and gluteal region. Skin biopsy revealed lobular panniculitis with a lymphocytic infiltrate. The patient was treated with prednisone and methotrexate, but remained unresponsive to treatment.

PMID:
29641712
PMCID:
PMC5871377
DOI:
10.1590/abd1806-4841.20186597
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