[Dermatomyositis as the first manifestation of small cell carcinoma: case report and literature review].
- Herman Ahumada Piña,
- Luis Fuentes Cabrera,
- Rodrigo Selamé Glena,
- Daniel García Oneto,
- Andrea Jiménez Aguilar,
- Claudia Durán Herrera,
- Jorge Ávila Pérez,
- Maximiliano Cortés Latorre
Medwave 2016 Nov 15;16(10):e6609. Epub 2016 Nov 15.
Escuela de Medicina, Universidad de Valparaíso, Viña del Mar, Valparaíso, Chile; Servicio de Cirugía, Hospital Dr. Eduardo Pereira, Valparaíso, Chile.
Dermatomyositis is an autoimmune inflammatory myopathy associated with dermatologic findings. Its association with neoplasms is widely reported and has been shown to be higher in lung cancer, particularly small-cell carcinoma, probably as it originates from neuroendocrine cell precursors, as well as breast and ovarian cancer. The low frequency of dermatomyositis makes it difficult to suspect the underlying lesions among the diagnostic possibilities of systemic diseases with cutaneous manifestations. Read More