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SJKU 2018, 22(6): 107-110 Back to browse issues page
Dermatomyositis as a feature of ovarian cancer: A case report
Mahdis Mohamadianamiri Dr
Assistant Professor Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Firoozgar Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , amiri_mahdis@yahoo.com
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Background and Aim: Dermatomyositis in a rare inflammatory disease with incidence rates between 0.5 and 0.99 per 100.000. Its relationship with some cancers such as breast, lung and ovary is well established. It can be the first or one of the presenting features of ovarian cancer. Dermatomyositis is a rare paraneoplastic syndrome which has a very rare association with ovarian cancer. Here we report association of dermatomyositis as a paraneoplastic syndrome with ovarian cancer.
Material and methods: A 40 year old woman referred with scattered rash and pruritus espcially in extensor surfaces, myalgia and weakness from 40 days prior to referral. Bilateral ovarian cancer was diagnosed during follow up period.
Conclusion: We should consider the likelihood of underlying malignancies in the patients with dermatomyositis. Because, in case of malignancy different therapeutic measures should be considered.
Keywords: Dermatomyositis, Ovarian cancer, Paraneoplastic syndrome.
 
Received: May 24, 2017     Accepted: Oct 3, 2017
Keywords: Dermatomyositis, Ovarian cancer, Paraneoplastic syndrome.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2018/01/24 | Accepted: 2018/01/24 | Published: 2018/01/24
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Volume 22, Issue 6 (Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences 2018) Back to browse issues page
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مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
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