A Cause of High Creatine Kinase: A Case of Juvenile Dermatomyositis


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Yildiz I. , Umur O. , VARKAL M. A. , YILMAZ A. , Gundogdu G. , KILIÇ A. , ...More

HASEKI TIP BULTENI-MEDICAL BULLETIN OF HASEKI, vol.52, no.3, pp.219-222, 2014 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/haseki.1601
  • Title of Journal : HASEKI TIP BULTENI-MEDICAL BULLETIN OF HASEKI
  • Page Numbers: pp.219-222

Abstract

Although juvenile dermatomyositis is rare, it is the most common idiopathic nonsupurrative inflammatory myositis in childhood. Skin lesions, proximal muscle weakness, elevated levels of muscle enzymes, electromyography, and muscle biopsy findings are used in diagnosing juvenile dermatomyositis. In this paper, we aimed to present the case of juvenile dermatomyositis in a patient with elevated levels of creatine kinase.