Myopathy with a normal creatine kinase level in juvenile myopathic dermatomyositis.

@article{Ntusi2010MyopathyWA,
  title={Myopathy with a normal creatine kinase level in juvenile myopathic dermatomyositis.},
  author={Ntobeko B. A. Ntusi and Jeannine M Heckmann},
  journal={South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde},
  year={2010},
  volume={100 1},
  pages={24-5}
}
A 14-year-old boy was referred to our division with a diagnosis of 'progressive myopathy with psoriasis' after a normal calf muscle biopsy excluded a previously suspected diagnosis of muscular dystrophy. The referring clinician had rejected a diagnosis of inflammatory myositis, based on repeatedly normal serum creatine kinase (CK) levels. Described as a 'lazy child' who refused to play games such as soccer, he had developed increasing weakness over 3 years, a rash and, more recently, hard… CONTINUE READING

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