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Annals of Geriatric Education and Medical Sciences

Severe dermatomyositis presenting as quadriparesis: An unusual sequel in elderly

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

Volume : 6, Issue : 1, Year : 2019

Article Page : 11-12

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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 : 10.18231/j.agems.2019.004

How to cite : Garikapati A, Kumar S, Godhiwala P , Somani A, Nayak A, Severe dermatomyositis presenting as quadriparesis: An unusual sequel in elderly. Ann Geriatr Educ Med Sci 2019;6(1):11-12

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