Annals of Geriatric Education and Medical Sciences

Severe dermatomyositis presenting as quadriparesis: An unusual sequel in elderly

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Article Type : Case Report

Author Details: Amrutha Garikapati,Sunil Kumar*,Parth Godhiwala,Ayush Somani,Atma Nayak

Volume : 6

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2348-7240

Print ISSN : 2348-7348

Article First Page : 11

Article End Page : 12


Dermatomyositis, an idiopathic inflammatory myopathy, is one of the rare causes of limbs paresis. The characteristic feature is skin involvement which differentiates this from other inflammatory myopathy. Here we report a case of severe dermatomyositis as his Creatine Phosphokinase (CPK) level was 32,000 who presented with weakness in all four limbs without any dermatological signs.

Keywords: Dermatomyositis, Creatinine kinase, Quadriparesis, Elderly.

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