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Title: Recurrent pneumomediastinum in adult dermatomyositis.
Austin Authors: Cicuttini, Flavia M;Fraser, K J
Affiliation: Austin Hospital, Rheumatology Unit, Heidelberg, Australia
Issue Date: 1-Mar-1989
Publication information: 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.
Gov't Doc #: 2724255
Journal: The Journal of rheumatology
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Adult
Cyclophosphamide.therapeutic use
Mediastinal Emphysema.etiology.therapy
Plasma Exchange
Pulmonary Fibrosis.complications.therapy
Vasculitis.complications.drug therapy
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