Inflammatory myopathy in a patient with cutaneous findings of pityriasis rubra pilaris: A case of Wong's dermatomyositis

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Abstract

We report the case of a 46-year-old woman presenting cutaneous lesions similar to those of pityriasis rubra pilaris, characterized by diffuse scaling erythroderma and palmoplantar keratoderma; skin biopsy showed follicular hyperkeratosis with a perivascular lymphocytic infiltrate. One year later she developed an inflammatory myopathy; on the basis of clinical features, a diagnosis of dermatomyositis was made. Treatment with prednisone and hydroxychloroquine led to complete control of the cutaneous and muscular involvement, which was maintained during prednisone tapering.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-65
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Rheumatology
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2004

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Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris
Myositis
Dermatomyositis
Prednisone
Skin
Palmoplantar Keratoderma
Hydroxychloroquine
Exfoliative Dermatitis
Biopsy
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Dermatomyositis
  • Hydroxychloroquine
  • Pityriasis rubra pilaris

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology

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