Colonic spirochetosis associated with dermatomyositis.


A 37−year−old man presented with severe myalgia associated with abdominal pain and offensive−smelling diarrhea. He had an erythematous rash on his face, torso, and arms. His creatine kinase was raised at 30 145 IU/l (normal range 33 ± 199 IU/ l). Electromyography suggested myositis and a muscle biopsy confirmed a diagno− sis of dermatomyositis. On abdominal… (More)


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