Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine
Severe Cutaneous Findings in a Woman with Dermatomyositis
- Author(s): Wang, Sean
- Keaton, Rachel
- Kendrick, Zachary
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5811/cpcem.2019.3.41058
Dermatomyositis is an inflammatory condition characterized by proximal muscle weakness and classic skin manifestations. The severity of these symptoms, however, can vary greatly. Here we present the case of a woman with a particularly severe form of the cutaneous signs. It is important to recognize the potential severity of this condition as the uncontrolled progression of this disease can lead to respiratory compromise and cardiac involvement.