Extensive Calcinosis in an Adult Nigerian Woman with Dermatomyositis

  • Olufemi Adelowo Rheumatology Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Obiageli John-maduagwu Rheumatology Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, Imo, Nigeria
  • Hamidu Ahmed Rheumatology Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria
  • Louis Olisaka Rheumatology Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Federal Medical Centre, Abakaliki, Ebonyi, Nigeria

Abstract

Objectives: Extensive calcinosis in a patient with dermatomyositis is a rare clinical presentation in adults. The aim of this report is to present the clinical and radiographic features of a 25-year-old woman with dermatomyositis and extensive calcinosis.

Case Presentation: A 25-year-old woman with extensive calcinosis on background dermatomyositis is described.

Results: The clinical and radiographic features of the patient were consistent with dermatomyositis complicated by extensive calcinosis in an adult.

Conclusion: Dermatomyositis with extensive calcinosis is a rare clinical presentation in adults.

Author Biographies

Olufemi Adelowo ,
Rheumatology Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

Professor of Medicine and Consultant Rheumatologist, Rheumatology Unit, Dept. of Int. Med, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.

Obiageli John-maduagwu ,
Rheumatology Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, Imo, Nigeria

Senior Registrar, Rheumatology Unit, Dept. of Int. Med, Federal Medical Centre, Owerri, Imo, Nigeria.

Hamidu Ahmed ,
Rheumatology Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria Senior Registrar, Rheumatology unit, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria.

Louis Olisaka ,
Rheumatology Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, Federal Medical Centre, Abakaliki, Ebonyi, Nigeria

Senior Registrar, Rheumatology Unit, Dept. of Int. Med, Federal Medical Centre, Abakaliki, Ebonyi, Nigeria

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  • Published: 2015-04-22

    Issue: Vol. 2 No. 2 (2015) (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
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    Adelowo O, John-maduagwu O, Ahmed H, Olisaka L. Extensive Calcinosis in an Adult Nigerian Woman with Dermatomyositis. EJCRIM 2015;2 doi:10.12890/2015_000199.

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