Dermatomyositis associated with adenocarcinoma of the lung: A case report

  title={Dermatomyositis associated with adenocarcinoma of the lung: A case report},
  author={Naseem Palakkuzhiyil and R. Namitha and S. V. Rakhesh and Rinu Thomas and N. A. Uvais},
  booktitle={Journal of family medicine and primary care},
The association of dermatomyositis and underlying malignancies, especially small cell and squamous cell carcinoma of the lung, has been recognized a long time ago. We report the case of a 63-year-old male chronic smoker with adenocarcinoma lung associated with dermatomyositis. The occurrence of dermatomyositis should be considered as a potential presentation of paraneoplastic syndromes and physicians encountering similar clinical situations should perform extensive diagnostic work-up to exclude… CONTINUE READING