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Title: Calcific panniculitis and nasopharyngeal cancer-associated adult-onset dermatomyositis: a case report and literature review
Authors: Manasmon Chairatchaneeboon
Kanokvalai Kulthanan
Araya Manapajon
Mahidol University. Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital. Department of Dermatology
Keywords: Adult;Calcinosis;Dermatomyositis;Nasopharyngeal neoplasm;Open Access article
Issue Date: 2015
Citation: SpringerPlus. Vol.4, (2015), 201
Abstract: Panniculitis is an uncommon cutaneous manifestation in dermatomyositis. It not only occurs in idiopathic dermatomyositis, but also rarely occurs in the setting of malignancy-associated dermatomyositis. Calcinosis cutis is also less likely to be found in adult-onset dermatomyositis. In malignancy-associated dermatomyositis, panniculitis can precede, concur, or follow the diagnosis of malignancy. We report the case of a 26-year-old Thai female with calcific panniculitis in the setting of adult-onset dermatomyositis associated with nasopharyngeal cancer. The clinical course of calcific panniculitis in our case was not parallel to the course of malignancy. Calcific panniculitis can appear many years after, despite the remission of the cancer. A thorough review of the previously reported literature is also provided.
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