Rare Features of Dermatomyositis in a Patient with Ovarian Cancer
  • Lissandra Dal Lago
    Medical Oncology Department, Institut Jules Bordet, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
  • Frédéric Vandergheynst
    Internal Medicine Department, Cliniques Universitaires de Bruxelles, Hôpital Erasme, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
  • Ahmad Awada
    Medical Oncology Department, Institut Jules Bordet, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
  • Thierry Pepersack
    Medical Oncology Department, Institut Jules Bordet, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium

Keywords

Paraneoplastic syndrome, dermatomyositis, Evans’ syndrome, ovarian neoplasm

Abstract

Despite a classical presentation of dermatomyositis, a patient with ovarian cancer had several uncommon features: (i) unexpected onset of dermatomyositis in spite of cancer remission, (ii) development of Evans’ syndrome and subcutaneous edema, and (iii) dysphagia. We discuss the occurrence of these clinical situations as well as the treatments.

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    Published: 2020-12-16
    Issue: 2020: Vol 7 No 12 (view)


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    Dal Lago L, Vandergheynst F, Awada A, Pepersack T. Rare Features of Dermatomyositis in a Patient with Ovarian Cancer. EJCRIM 2020;7 doi:10.12890/2020_001946.

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