Whole-body MRI: a helpful diagnostic tool for juvenile dermatomyositis case report and review of the literature

@article{Tzaribachev2009WholebodyMA,
  title={Whole-body MRI: a helpful diagnostic tool for juvenile dermatomyositis case report and review of the literature},
  author={Nikolay Tzaribachev and Catrin Well and Joerg Schedel and Marius Stefan Horger},
  journal={Rheumatology International},
  year={2009},
  volume={29},
  pages={1511-1514}
}
Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDM) is a rare autoimmune disease in childhood. Distinction between muscle inflammation and a residual state can be difficult especially under immunosuppressive therapy and in active disease without correlating muscle enzyme tests or functional muscle scores. Our goal is to demonstrate the benefit of whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as a diagnostic modality in the detection and management of JDM. One patient with JDM was monitored using clinical examination… CONTINUE READING