Spontaneous Esophageal Perforation and Hypopharyngeal Abscess in Adult Dermatomyositis : A Case Report

@inproceedings{Kim2014SpontaneousEP,
  title={Spontaneous Esophageal Perforation and Hypopharyngeal Abscess in Adult Dermatomyositis : A Case Report},
  author={Min Heon Kim and Song Yi Choi and Seung Young Lee and Kwi Young Kang},
  year={2014}
}
In patients with dermatomyositis, chronic inflammation of the pharynx and esophagus results in coughing and difficulty in swallowing. These become important clinical symptoms, especially if they contribute to malnutrition or aspiration pneumonia. They can ultimately reduce the quality of life. In rare cases, if the symptoms worsen despite proper treatment… CONTINUE READING