Dermatomyositis-like syndrome due to toxoplasma

G. C. Topi, L. D'Alessandro, C. Catricala, O. Zardi

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A woman had the typical clinical, cutaneous, and muscular picture of dermatomyositis but without some of the biochemical alterations of that disease. The positive serological investigations for toxoplasmosis, the presence in muscles of very numerous toxoplasms and their culture in mice, and the improvement after treatment with pyrimethamine and sulphamethoxypyridine demonstrated that the signs of dermatomyositis had been caused by infection with toxoplasmosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)589-591
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Dermatology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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