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Myocardial fibrosis in polymyositis
1999 (English)In: J Rheumatol, Vol. 26, no 8, 1840-2 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Myocardial involvement in polymyositis is commonly suspected in noninvasive studies, but symptomatic cardiac disease is rare. We describe a 27-year-old woman with a 6 year history of severe polymyositis and persistent elevation of creatine phosphokinase-MB isoenzyme who suddenly developed congestive heart failure and bradycardia-tachycardia syndrome. Autopsy revealed severe myocardial fibrosis without inflammatory cell infiltrates concomitant to active polymyositis of the skeletal muscles despite intensive longterm immunosuppressive therapy.

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1999. Vol. 26, no 8, 1840-2 p.
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Adult, Arrhythmias, Cardiac/etiology, Dermatomyositis/etiology, Endomyocardial Fibrosis/*etiology/pathology, Female, Humans, Myocardium/enzymology/pathology, Polymyositis/*complications/pathology
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Basic Medicine
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-110896ISBN: 0315-162X (Print) 0315-162X (Linking)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-110896DiVA: diva2:865897
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Anders, H J Wanders, A Rihl, M Kruger, K eng Case Reports CANADA 1999/08/18 J Rheumatol. 1999 Aug;26(8):1840-2.

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