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Vesiculo-bullous dermatomyositis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9557787     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cutaneous manifestations of dermatomyositis (DM) commonly include Gottron's papules, cuticular erythema and telangiectasia, periorbital edema with a "heliotrope" rash, a papulosquamous eruption of the hairline, face, and trunk, as well as poikiloderma. Very few references can be found concerning vesicular and bullous lesions, however. We present two patients with dermatomyositis who manifested vesicular and bullous lesions who were initially misdiagnosed. Although rare, it is important to recognize this form of DM to avoid misdiagnosis. Furthermore, in some cases, vesiculo-bullous DM may portend a poor prognosis.
M L McCollough; C J Cockerell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American Journal of dermatopathology     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0193-1091     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Dermatopathol     Publication Date:  1998 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-06-03     Completed Date:  1998-06-03     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7911005     Medline TA:  Am J Dermatopathol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  170-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dermatology Service, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Complement C3 / analysis
Dermatomyositis / diagnosis*,  pathology
Fatal Outcome
Fluorescent Antibody Technique, Direct
Immunoglobulin M / analysis
Middle Aged
Skin / chemistry,  pathology
Skin Diseases, Vesiculobullous / diagnosis*,  pathology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Complement C3; 0/Immunoglobulin M

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