Dermatomyositis Associated with Sarcoidosis: Two Cases
  • Paschalis Sidiras
    Department of Rheumatology and Physical Medicine, Hôpital Erasme, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels
  • Frédéric Vandergheynst
    Department of Internal Medicine, Hôpital Erasme, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels
  • Laurine Verset
    Department of Anatomic Pathology, Hôpital Erasme, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels
  • Hazim Kadhim
    Neuropathology Unit, Department of Anatomic Pathology, CHU-Brugmann, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels
  • Muhammad Shahnawaz Soyfoo
    Department of Rheumatology and Physical Medicine, Hôpital Erasme, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels

Keywords

Sarcoidosis, Dermatomyositis, auto-antibodies

Abstract

Dermatomyositis (DM) and sarcoidosis are two idiopathic systemic disorders. Reports of patients with both conditions are extremely rare. Here we describe two patients who presented with DM and DM-associated antibodies, and later developed biopsy-proven sarcoidosis. There are increasing reports of the occurrence of sarcoidosis in the context of autoimmune diseases. These observations might imply similarities in the pathogenetic mechanisms.

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    Published: 2017-01-27
    Issue: Vol. 4 No. 1 (view)


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    Sidiras P, Vandergheynst F, Verset L, Kadhim H, Soyfoo MS. Dermatomyositis Associated with Sarcoidosis: Two Cases. EJCRIM 2017;4 doi:10.12890/2016_000500.

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