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An Interesting Case of Inflammatory Myositis

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Background: Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM) are a class of long-lasting autoimmune diseases that typically affect the proximal muscles. Dermatomyositis (DM), polymyositis (PM), necrotizing autoimmune myopathy (NAM), and sporadic inclusion body myositis are the most prevalent kinds. Patients usually have subacute to chronic proximal weakness, which presents as difficulty getting out of a chair, getting up the stairs, lifting objects, and brushing their hair. They are distinguished by their clinical presentation, which includes muscular and extramuscular signs. Elevated serum creatine kinase (CK) levels and myositis-specific antibodies may help distinguish clinical phenotypes and confirm the diagnosis. Biopsy of the muscle, on the other hand, is still the gold standard for determining the cause of the problem. These disorders may be cured with proper diagnosis and treatment. The treatment’s goals are to reduce inflammation, restore muscle performance, and alleviate pain. Methods: 36-year-old man K/C/O dermatomyositis came complaints of redness swelling in the right eye for 3 months, dysphagia, easy fatiguability. Patient was neither hypertensive nor diabetic. Results: This case describes the severity of NXP2 autoantibody and a potential to be life threatening. Patient was started with immunoglobulins, monoclonal antibodies. After which patient improved from his present condition.


Sujana P. Reddy, Shanmuganandan Krishnan, Sanjeevi Krishnan, Naveen Kumar, Nalabottu Sreelatha, Manoj Ravilla Kumar. An Interesting Case of Inflammatory Myositis. Cardiometry; Issue 24; November 2022; p.252-254; DOI: 10.18137/cardiometry.2022.24.252254; Available from:


Dermatomyositis,  NXP2
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