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One presentation, two continents: left wrist myositis of distinct etiology in genetically similar individuals.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19587255     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A 34-year-old man presented with a 5-day history of rapid onset weakness of the left wrist flexor muscles, associated with fever, sore throat, arthralgias, and myalgias. A literature review to answer the question, "What could cause focal muscle weakness, fever, and myalgias?" yielded several case reports describing initial presentations of polymyositis or unusual presentations of various infectious agents. Interestingly, the man in our case had a cousin in France, with whom he had no recent contact, who presented with the same symptoms approximately 3 months earlier. Because of our patient's recent travel history, testing was performed for Lyme disease, confirming our diagnosis. The man's cousin, however, had been similarly tested and was found negative for Lyme disease.
Authors:
William Murdoch; Frederick C Rosin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1557-2625     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:    2009 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-09     Completed Date:  2009-10-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101256526     Medline TA:  J Am Board Fam Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  408-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA. bmurdoch@med.wayne.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Genotype
Humans
Male
Muscle Weakness / diagnosis,  etiology,  microbiology,  physiopathology
Myositis / diagnosis,  drug therapy,  etiology*,  physiopathology
Siblings
Treatment Outcome
Wrist / microbiology,  physiopathology*

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