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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
ARIAS, Mariana et al. Panniculitis in a patient with dermatomyositis. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2011, vol.86, n.1, pp.146-148. ISSN 1806-4841. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962011000100023.
Panniculitis is a rarely reported clinical finding in dermatomyositis. It may precede the other manifestations associated with dermatomyositis by as much as 14 months. In all cases, myositis and panniculitis improve simultaneously during treatment. The present report describes the case of a 30-year-old female patient with clinical and histopathological findings consistent with panniculitis two months after the onset of the muscle and cutaneous symptoms that permitted diagnosis of dermatomyositis. The skin lesions regressed following steroid treatment.
Keywords : Dermatomyositis; Panniculitis; Steroids.