CASE REPORT: Parathyroid Hormone-Related Protein Production by Adenocarcinoma in Barrett's Esophagus Patient with Dermatomyositis

@article{Tanabe2001CASERP,
  title={CASE REPORT: Parathyroid Hormone-Related Protein Production by Adenocarcinoma in Barrett's Esophagus Patient with Dermatomyositis},
  author={Satoshi Tanabe and Hiroyuki Mitomi and Mohammad N. Sada and Izumi Yamazaki and Toru Akaboshi and Isao Okayasu and Toru Kameya and Katsunori Saigenji},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
  year={2001},
  volume={46},
  pages={1584-1588}
}
The link between polymyositis (dermatomyositis) with malignant tumors has been known for many years. In the largest series to date, about 10% of the patients with this muscle disease were found to have cancer, either at the same time or within 5 years of diagnosis (1). However, to our knowledge, only one case report of polymyositis with esophageal cancer has been published so far (2). Humoral hypercalcemia of malignancy (HHM) is one of the most common paraneoplastic syndromes (3, 4… CONTINUE READING
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