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


Abstract

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.

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/j.agems.2019.004