Polyarteritis nodosa presenting with clinical and radiologic features suggestive of polymyositis.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/198852
Title:
Polyarteritis nodosa presenting with clinical and radiologic features suggestive of polymyositis.
Authors:
Haroon, Muhammad; Bermingham, Niamh; Keohane, Catherine; Harney, Sinead
Affiliation:
Department of Rheumatology, Cork University Hospital, Cork, Ireland, Mharoon301@hotmail.com.
Citation:
Polyarteritis nodosa presenting with clinical and radiologic features suggestive of polymyositis. 2011: Rheumatol. Int.
Publisher:
Springer
Journal:
Rheumatology international
Issue Date:
18-Feb-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/198852
DOI:
10.1007/s00296-011-1828-8
PubMed ID:
21331572
Abstract:
We report a patient who presented with clinical and MRI findings suggestive of polymyositis but, in whom, muscle biopsy disclosed a strikingly different diagnosis. A 65-year-old woman presented with 3-week history of bilateral proximal muscle pain and weakness. Laboratory investigations showed markedly elevated inflammatory markers and mildly elevated muscle enzymes. MRI scans of lower limbs showed features suggestive of polymyositis. However, muscle biopsy showed features of a polyarteritis-type vasculitis affecting an intramuscular blood vessel. Our reports highlight the critical role of muscle biopsy in establishing the correct diagnosis in patients with suspected myositis.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
We report a patient who presented with clinical and MRI findings suggestive of polymyositis but, in whom, muscle biopsy disclosed a strikingly different diagnosis. A 65-year-old woman presented with 3-week history of bilateral proximal muscle pain and weakness. Laboratory investigations showed markedly elevated inflammatory markers and mildly elevated muscle enzymes. MRI scans of lower limbs showed features suggestive of polymyositis. However, muscle biopsy showed features of a polyarteritis-type vasculitis affecting an intramuscular blood vessel. Our reports highlight the critical role of muscle biopsy in establishing the correct diagnosis in patients with suspected myositis.
ISSN:
1437-160X

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dc.contributor.authorHaroon, Muhammaden
dc.contributor.authorBermingham, Niamhen
dc.contributor.authorKeohane, Catherineen
dc.contributor.authorHarney, Sineaden
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-23T10:41:51Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-23T10:41:51Z-
dc.date.issued2011-02-18-
dc.identifier.citationPolyarteritis nodosa presenting with clinical and radiologic features suggestive of polymyositis. 2011: Rheumatol. Int.en
dc.identifier.issn1437-160X-
dc.identifier.pmid21331572-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s00296-011-1828-8-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/198852-
dc.descriptionWe report a patient who presented with clinical and MRI findings suggestive of polymyositis but, in whom, muscle biopsy disclosed a strikingly different diagnosis. A 65-year-old woman presented with 3-week history of bilateral proximal muscle pain and weakness. Laboratory investigations showed markedly elevated inflammatory markers and mildly elevated muscle enzymes. MRI scans of lower limbs showed features suggestive of polymyositis. However, muscle biopsy showed features of a polyarteritis-type vasculitis affecting an intramuscular blood vessel. Our reports highlight the critical role of muscle biopsy in establishing the correct diagnosis in patients with suspected myositis.en
dc.description.abstractWe report a patient who presented with clinical and MRI findings suggestive of polymyositis but, in whom, muscle biopsy disclosed a strikingly different diagnosis. A 65-year-old woman presented with 3-week history of bilateral proximal muscle pain and weakness. Laboratory investigations showed markedly elevated inflammatory markers and mildly elevated muscle enzymes. MRI scans of lower limbs showed features suggestive of polymyositis. However, muscle biopsy showed features of a polyarteritis-type vasculitis affecting an intramuscular blood vessel. Our reports highlight the critical role of muscle biopsy in establishing the correct diagnosis in patients with suspected myositis.-
dc.languageENG-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringeren
dc.titlePolyarteritis nodosa presenting with clinical and radiologic features suggestive of polymyositis.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Rheumatology, Cork University Hospital, Cork, Ireland, Mharoon301@hotmail.com.en
dc.identifier.journalRheumatology internationalen
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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