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Dermatomyositis with Extensive Calcification in an Adult

By Bradley C Presley, Jeffrey S Bush and Simon C Watson


This report reviews a case of dermatomyositis presenting with weakness and extensive calcification in an adult. While dermatomyositis is not uncommon in adults, it is uncommon for calcifications to be present. Children develop calcifications more frequently than adults. When present in adults, small calcifications on areas of frequent trauma such as elbows and fingers are more common. However, this patient presented with large calcified deposits in his abdomen and extremities. His treatment and course are described

Topics: Dermatology
Publisher: Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Irvine
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Provided by: PubMed Central

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