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|Title:||Recurrent pneumomediastinum in adult dermatomyositis.|
|Authors:||Cicuttini, Flavia M;Fraser, K J|
|Affiliation:||Austin Hospital, Rheumatology Unit, Heidelberg, Australia.|
|Citation:||The Journal of Rheumatology; 16(3): 384-6|
|Abstract:||A muscle biopsy established the diagnosis of dermatomyositis in a 22-year-old woman with normal muscle enzyme levels, 18 months after she presented with constitutional symptoms, a rash and polyarthritis. Her subsequent course was complicated by cutaneous ulcers with histological changes suggesting vasculitis, interstitial pulmonary involvement and recurrent pneumomediastinum, the latter being recently reported in 2 other cases of dermatomyositis. Cutaneous vasculitis has been present in all cases and it is suggested that the pneumomediastinum may be due to pulmonary vasculitis.|
|Internal ID Number:||2724255|
|Appears in Collections:||Journal articles|
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