A case of polymyositis with a significantly high level of KL-6 associated with pancreatic cancer.

@article{Kida2007ACO,
  title={A case of polymyositis with a significantly high level of KL-6 associated with pancreatic cancer.},
  author={Yohei Kida and Etsuko Maeshima and Kanako Furukawa and Tomohiro T. Ichikawa and Mikako Goda and Masakazu 9 Ichinose},
  journal={Modern rheumatology},
  year={2007},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={262-4}
}
A 53-year-old man was diagnosed with polymyositis (PM) in 1997 and treated with prednisolone. The subjective symptoms of pneumonitis were poor. However, the KL-6 values were elevated to 2230 IU/l in March 2001. Abdominal computer tomography findings revealed a pancreatic-tail tumor and multiple liver nodules, diagnosed as primary pancreatic adenocarcinoma with multiple liver metastasis. The stage of the pancreatic cancer was IV, and curative surgery of the tumor was not indicated. Chemotherapy… CONTINUE READING