M.N. Khazi, S. Gerryo, A. Parihar, A. Aziz, V. Kumar
Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Garyounis, Benghazi, S.P.L.A.J.
Garyounis Medical Journal Vol. 7, No. 1. January 1984:103-105
A case of a nineteen year old girl with polymyositis and mild skin changes presenting with acute onset with a background of infection has been described. She showed a satisfactory response to treatment with steroids. Since she also had a positive antinuclear factor, pericardial effusion and an initial elevation of blood urea with albumin urea and haematuria, a possibility of overlap with a systemic lupus erythematosis was considered. Currently, the patient is on maintenance steroid treatment under close supervision and follow-up.
Keywords: Acute Onset Adult Polymyositis Type 1