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Polymyositis with cytochrome C oxidase negative fibers-a pathological and clinical challenge.
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PMID:  23181976     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Polymyositis (PM) with cytochrome C oxidase negative fibers also referred to as PM with mitochondrial pathology (PM-Mito) is characterized by the symptoms of inclusion body myositis (IBM) and by the myopathological findings of PM except for an increase of muscle fibers with insufficient mitochondrial cytochrome C oxidase activity. Few PM-Mito cases are published; mitochondrial ultrastructure has not been studied in these patients. We report 2 PM-Mito patients with later onset than usually seen in IBM and poor responsiveness to glucocorticoids. Electron microscopy of muscle fibers showed irregular mitochondrial ultrastructure. Sjögren syndrome related antinuclear antibodies (Anti-Ro and Anti-La) were found in one of the two patients but the typical clinical symptoms of Sjögren syndrome such as xerostomia and keratoconjunctivitis were absent in this patient. Taken together, our observations, viewed in conjunction with the current literature, suggest that PM-Mito is an underdiagnosed disease with a multifactorial pathogenesis that should be elucidated in further studies. We want to encourage clinicians and pathologists to consider the possibility of PM-Mito in patients with atypical PM or sIBM.
Timo Siepmann; Manfred Tesch; Florian Krause; Ben Min-Woo Illigens; Gisela Stoltenburg-Didinger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of diagnostic pathology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-8198     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Diagn Pathol     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9800503     Medline TA:  Ann Diagn Pathol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Neurology, University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, Dresden University of Technology, Dresden, Germany. Electronic address:
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