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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
GALRAO, Liliana; REALE, Jean; LIMA, Isabella and SANTIAGO, Mittermayer. Efficacy of dapsone in two cases of amyopathic dermatomyositis. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2006, vol.81, n.2, pp.181-182. ISSN 1806-4841. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962006000200011.
Dapsone is a drug primarily used for the treatment of Hansens disease, and it has also been employed in cases of bullous lupus erythematosus and some types of cutaneous vasculitis. Recently, its efficacy in the treatment of cutaneous lesions in dermatomyositis has been observed. We present two cases of dermatomyositis, amyopathic form, which were refractory to habitual treatment, but had an excellent response to dapsone therapy.
Keywords : Autoimmune diseases; Dapsone; Dermatomyositis.