Vera Martins

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Inflammatory myopathies are a heterogeneous group of conditions characterized by proximal muscle weakness, nonsuppurative inflammation of skeletal muscle, with elevated muscle enzyme levels and characteristic electromyography and muscle biopsy findings. The authors describe a clinical case of a young woman, admitted with a four day history of bilateral(More)
A 66-year old female patient presented to her family physician an asymptomatic black discoloration of the tongue she noted that day (Fig. 1). There was no other sign associated. The case was presented to another family physician and the diagnosis of lingua villosa nigra 1-5 was established. This patient was a hard smoker and coffee drinker, with(More)
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