Ann Dermatol.  2000 Jun;12(2):126-129. 10.5021/ad.2000.12.2.126.

A Case of Amyopathic Dermatomyositis

Abstract

We report a 33-year-old woman with a 1-year history of typical skin features of dermatomyositis without any evidence of muscle involvement. Her skin eruption of the face (heliotrope erythema) and hands (Gottron's papules) and skin biopsy findings were typical of dermatomyositis. Levels of serum muscle enzymes were within normal ranges and electromyography showed no signs of muscle involvement. During a 1-year follow-up, she had no signs of muscle weakness. Based on these clinical and laboratory findings, our case can be diagnosed as amyopathic dermatomyositis.

Keyword

Amyopathic dermatomyositis; Heliotrope erythema; Gottron's papules
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