Amyopathic dermatomyositis associated with cervical cancer

Celebi S., Gul A., Kamali S., Inanc M. , Ocal L. , Aral O., ...More

CLINICAL RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.20, no.6, pp.438-440, 2001 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s100670170012
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL RHEUMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.438-440


We here report a 44-year-old female patient who is the first documented case of cervical carcinoma with amyopathic dermatomysitis (ADM). The association of ADM with malignancy is clearly stated in the literature. This patient first presented with classic cutaneous findings of dermatomyositis with no signs and symptoms of muscle involvement for the first 7 months following the diagnosis. When this case has been worked up for malignancy by invasive procedures such as cervical cone biopsy, an increase in muscle enzymes and exacerbation of skin findings were detected.