PMID: 3208229Nov 1, 1988Paper

Dermatomyositis and granulomatous myopathy associated with sarcoidosis

The Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. Le Journal Canadien Des Sciences Neurologiques
J H LiptonA K Brownell


A previously healthy, 21-year-old female presented with acute dermatomyositis. Chest X-ray revealed bilateral hilar adenopathy, and mediastinal lymph node biopsy demonstrated noncaseating granulomata compatible with sarcoidosis. The patient improved spontaneously. The significance of bilateral hilar adenopathy in association with dermatomyositis and implications for management are discussed.

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