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Macrophagic myofascitis associated with rheumatoid arthritis.

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Title: Macrophagic myofascitis associated with rheumatoid arthritis.
Authors: Migita, Kiyoshi / Ueda-Nakata, Ruka / Masuda, Tomoko / Miyashita, Taichiro / Koga, Tomohiro / Izumi, Yasumori / Ichinose, Katsuhiro / Ezaki, Hironori / Ito, Masahiro / Motomura, Masakatsu / Eguchi, Katsumi
Issue Date: May-2010
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Citation: Rheumatology international, 30(7), pp.987-989; 2010
Abstract: Macrophagic myofascitis (MMF) is an unusual inflammatory myopathy characterized by muscle infiltration by macrophages and lymphocytes. Here, we describe a case of MMF which is associated with rheumatoid arthritis. A 53-year-old Japanese rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patient presented with focal tenderness of lower extremities. Magnetic resonance imaging showed evidence of myofascitis involving fascias of anterior tibialis muscle. Muscle biopsy showed a unique pathological pattern of MMF. MMF is known to be associated with vaccination containing aluminum. However, our case was not related to aluminum containing vaccinations and etiologies are unknown. The possible link needs to be discussed.
Keywords: Macrophage / Myofascitis / Rheumatoid arthritis / Tacrolimus
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/22209
ISSN: 01728172
DOI: 10.1007/s00296-009-1015-3
PubMed ID: 19543730
Rights: © 2009 Springer-Verlag. / The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
Type: Journal Article
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