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

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

CAPORALI, ROBERTO;CAVAGNA, LORENZO;MONTECUCCO, CARLOMAURIZIO
2004

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
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