Polymyositis associated with dissecting aneurysm of arteries and intracerebral hemorrhage.


Dissecting aneurysm and stroke are a rare complication of polymyositis. The present report describes an autopsy case of a 53-year-old woman, who suffered from polymyositis accompanied by dissecting aneurysms of right external iliac and right renal arteries, and furthermore, intracerebral hemorrhage. The latter was caused by necrotizing angiitis. The patient… (More)