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Small cell lung cancer presenting as dermatomyositis: mistaken for single connective tissue disease.
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PMID:  21437692     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Dermatomyositis (DM) is well-known to be associated with several types of malignancy. This case emphasizes the importance of a thorough examination for an underlying cancer, in patients with the symptoms of dermatomyositis. We report the case of a 62-year-old Chinese man who presented with a two-month history of edema of face and neck, together with erythema of the eyelids diagnosed of small cell lung cancer. Initially, it was thought to be single connective tissue disease such as DM. This study highlights the importance of a thorough physical examination when visiting a patient.
Authors:
Guanqun Chao; Lizheng Fang; Chongrong Lu; Zhouwen Chen
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-3-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Rheumatology international     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1437-160X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-3-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8206885     Medline TA:  Rheumatol Int     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Family Medicine, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, Zhejiang University, Qingchun Road No. 3, 310006, Hangzhou, China, chaoguanqun@medmail.com.cn.
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