Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-38424
Wegener, S; Bremer, J; Komminoth, P; Jung, H H; Weller, M (2010). Paraneoplastic necrotizing myopathy with a mild inflammatory component: a case report and review of the literature. Case Reports in Oncology, 3(1):88-92.
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Inflammatory myopathies such as dermatomyositis and polymyositis are well-recognized paraneoplastic syndromes. Little is known, however, about necrotizing myopathies in association with cancer. We here describe a case of paraneoplastic necrotizing myopathy with a mild inflammatory infiltrate in a patient with adenocarcinoma. After the rapid development of a severe, disabling muscle weakness, the patient experienced near complete recovery within 4 months under oral prednisone treatment. In the context of the presented case, we will review current knowledge about paraneoplastic necrotizing myopathies.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Neurology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich > Division of Psychiatric Research and Clinic for Psychogeriatric Medicine
|Dewey Decimal Classification:||610 Medicine & health|
|Deposited On:||13 Jan 2011 13:36|
|Last Modified:||23 Nov 2012 14:45|
|Additional Information:||© 2010 S. Karger AG|
|Free access at:||Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.|
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