Dermatomyositis Associated with Multiple Myeloma and Amyloidosis – a Case Report


Authors: Z. Ambler
Authors‘ workplace: Neurologická klinika LF UK a FN Plzeň
Published in: Cesk Slov Neurol N 2009; 72/105(1): 65-67
Category: Case Report

Overview

The article describes a case report of a female patient with paraneoplastic dermatomyositis which was associated with a multiple myeloma and amyloidosis. The most common types and incidence of malignancies associated with dermatomyositis or polymyositis are mentioned in the discussion section of the article.

Key words:
dermatomyositis – polymyositis – paraneoplastic syndromes – multiple myeloma – AL amyloidosis


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Paediatric neurology Neurosurgery Neurology

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