Paraneoplastic Necrotizing Myopathy with a Mild Inflammatory Component: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

@inproceedings{Wegener2010ParaneoplasticNM,
  title={Paraneoplastic Necrotizing Myopathy with a Mild Inflammatory Component: A Case Report and Review of the Literature},
  author={Susanne Wegener and Juliane Bremer and Paul Komminoth and Hans H. Jung and Michael Weller},
  booktitle={Case reports in oncology},
  year={2010}
}
Inflammatory myopathies such as dermatomyositis and polymyositis are well-recognized paraneoplastic syndromes. Little is known, however, about necrotizing myopathies in association with cancer. We here describe a case of paraneoplastic necrotizing myopathy with a mild inflammatory infiltrate in a patient with adenocarcinoma. After the rapid development of a severe, disabling muscle weakness, the patient experienced near complete recovery within 4 months under oral prednisone treatment. In the… CONTINUE READING
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