Dermatomyositis Associated with Sarcoidosis: Two Cases

  • Paschalis Sidiras Department of Rheumatology and Physical Medicine, Hôpital Erasme, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels
  • Frédéric Vandergheynst Department of Internal Medicine, Hôpital Erasme, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels
  • Laurine Verset Department of Anatomic Pathology, Hôpital Erasme, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels
  • Hazim Kadhim Neuropathology Unit, Department of Anatomic Pathology, CHU-Brugmann, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels
  • Muhammad Shahnawaz Soyfoo Department of Rheumatology and Physical Medicine, Hôpital Erasme, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels

Keywords

Sarcoidosis, Dermatomyositis, auto-antibodies

Abstract

Dermatomyositis (DM) and sarcoidosis are two idiopathic systemic disorders. Reports of patients with both conditions are extremely rare. Here we describe two patients who presented with DM and DM-associated antibodies, and later developed biopsy-proven sarcoidosis. There are increasing reports of the occurrence of sarcoidosis in the context of autoimmune diseases. These observations might imply similarities in the pathogenetic mechanisms.

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Published: 2017-01-27

Issue: Vol. 4 No. 1 (view)

Section: Articles

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Sidiras P, Vandergheynst F, Verset L, Kadhim H, Soyfoo MS. Dermatomyositis Associated with Sarcoidosis: Two Cases. EJCRIM [Internet]. 2017Jan.27 [cited 2020Sep.26];4(1). Available from: https://ejcrim.com/index.php/EJCRIM/article/view/500