Published: 2020-08-26

Paraneoplastic dermatomyositis: a case report from North-East India

Nandakishore Thokchom, Nandita Bhattacharjee, Linda Kongbam, Erika Salam


Dermatomyositis is a rare autoimmune myopathy with distinctive cutaneous changes. It has been associated with a wide range of malignancies like carcinoma ovary, lung, breast, gastrointestinal tract and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The malignancy can be concurrent or can occur before or after the onset of myositis. We report a case of dermatomyositis in a 63-year-old Indian male with nasopharyngeal carcinoma. The characteristic cutaneous features and muscle weakness developed concomitantly with the onset of nasopharyngeal carcinoma.


Paraneoplastic, Dermatomyositis, Nasopharyngeal carcinoma

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