Refractory dermatomyositis complicated with myelodysplastic syndrome

Takashi Nakanishi, Hideyuki Horikoshi, Yasuyoshi Kusanagi, Takeshi Yamamura, Reiko Takahashi, Fumihiko Kimura, Kenji Itoh

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We herein describe a case of refractory dermatomyositis (DM) complicated with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). Despite intensive immunosuppressive therapies, the activity of myositis, skin ulcers, and interstitial pneumonia did not improve. The patient ultimately died following the progression of interstitial pneumonia. There are few reports of DM accompanying MDS to date, and any association in the pathogenesis between the two is still unclear. However, underlying MDS may have the potential to influence the therapeutic response of DM.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2507-2511
Number of pages5
JournalInternal Medicine
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Internal Medicine


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