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Nonspecific Interstitial Pneumonia with Poor Prognosis Associated with Amyopathic Dermatomyositis

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Title: Nonspecific Interstitial Pneumonia with Poor Prognosis Associated with Amyopathic Dermatomyositis
Authors: Sakamoto, Noriho / Mukae, Hiroshi / Fujii, Takeshi / Yoshioka, Sumako / Kakugawa, Tomoyuki / Yamaguchi, Hiroyuki / Hayashi, Tomayoshi / Kohno, Shigeru
Issue Date: Sep-2004
Publisher: 日本内科学会 / The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine
Citation: Internal Medicine, vol.43(9), pp.838-842; 2004
Abstract: Amyopathic dermatomyositis (ADM) is a clinical subtype of dermatomyositis, characterized by the lack of motor weakness and the presence of normal muscle enzyme levels. ADM is sometimes accompanied by interstitial pneumonia that shows a rapid progressive course associated with a poor prognosis. We report a 49-year-old patient who presented with nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP) associated with ADM. The patient failed to respond to prednisolone and immunosuppressive therapy and died. Although idiopathic NSIP is known to have a better prognosis, NSIP in ADM could be a fatal disease. Therefore, we should appropriately treat interstitial pneumonia in ADM even if it is NSIP.
Keywords: amyopathic dermatomyositis / nonspecific interstitial pneumonia / diffuse alveolar damage / interstitial pneumonia
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/22544
ISSN: 09182918
DOI: 10.2169/internalmedicine.43.838
Rights: Copyright (c) 2005 (社)日本内科学会
Type: Journal Article
Text Version: publisher
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