Pearls from Dr. Jane Kang

49 y/o with weakness, facial, swelling and rash found to have Dermatomyositis


  • Facial Rash

    Posted 08/03/16 09:33:35 AM by Adam Faye

  • When evaluating a patient with weakness, also check core strength and neck strength. Extremities may be 5/5 but may find that patient is unable to lift head off the bed.

    Posted 08/03/16 09:35:02 AM by Adam Faye

  • Dermatomyositis: Skin Findings

    Tissue Diagnosis:

    Association between Malignancy and Dermatomyositis:

    Posted 08/03/16 09:40:04 AM by Adam Faye

    1. Usually Dermatomyositis and Polymyositis are without myalgias
    2. Check medication list- statins can cause autoimmune necrotizing myopathy
    3.  If patient has distal weakness + proximal weakness - think about Inclusion Body Myositis
    4. If ANA generally > 1:40 or 1:80 start to think of underlying autoimmune process 

    Posted 08/03/16 09:50:00 AM by Adam Faye

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    Posted 08/03/16 09:33:51 AM by Adam Faye

  • 58 y/o F p/w epigastric pain found to have Type II Cryo and RPGN from Sjogren's


  • Cryoglobulinemia

    Posted 04/04/17 02:07:47 PM by Ying Liu

  • Sjogren's Syndrome

    Posted 04/04/17 02:09:15 PM by Ying Liu

  • Treatment of Sjogren's

    Posted 04/04/17 02:10:22 PM by Ying Liu

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