A Case with Acute Onset Adult Polymyositis Type 1

Case report


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