Document Detail


Dermatomyositis and malignancy. A review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1106291     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Although there appears to be an increased incidence of malignancy among patients with dermatomyositis, demonstration of definitive statistical significance is precluded by the lack of large, controlled series. Patients with the two diseases tend to be older than the general dermatomyositis population and younger than those with cancer alone; and there is a preponderance of female patients. Tumors of the ovary and stomach are more frequently observed than in the general population, while colorectal malignancies are underrepresented. Most reported cases show development of the diseases within a year of one another, and, in some patients, the course of the myopathy follows that of the tumor. No definitive cause for the myopathy in these patients has been established.
Authors:
B E Barnes; B Mawr
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of internal medicine     Volume:  84     ISSN:  0003-4819     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  1976 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-03-01     Completed Date:  1976-03-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372351     Medline TA:  Ann Intern Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  68-76     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Age Factors
Aged
Asia
Biopsy
Canada
Child
Child, Preschool
Dermatomyositis / complications*,  diagnosis,  drug therapy,  epidemiology,  etiology
Europe
Female
Humans
Infant
Male
Middle Aged
Muscles / pathology
Neoplasms / complications*,  epidemiology
Sex Factors
South America
Time Factors
United States

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Serratia marcescens endocarditis: a regional illness associated with intravenous drug abuse.
Next Document:  Mammography: a contrary view.