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A Case of Dermatomyositis.

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1990;33(6):870-878.
Published online June 30, 1990.
A Case of Dermatomyositis.
Pal Dong Kim, Chi Han Kwon, Eun Sook Suh, Chin Moo Kang
Department of Pediatrics’ Keimyung University School of Medicine, Taegu, Korea
피부근염 1례
김팔동, 권치한, 서은숙, 강진무
계명대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
Received: 28 September 1989   • Accepted: 15 November 1989
Dermatomyositis is a rarely recognized disorder with poor prognosis. The mortality has been decreased after the initiation of steroid for ifs treatment. Authors experienced a case of der- matomyositis responded well to prednisone therapy and developed hyperglycemia laterly. A 14 year old boy was admitted to pediatric ward with the chief complaints of progressive muscular weakness and facial rash and diagnosed as having dermatomyositis through electromyography and muscle biopsy. He had developed hyperglycemia follwing 1 month prednisone therapy. Hyperg- lycemia was corrected with the insulin after discontinuation of prednisone. Methotrexate has been used for the therapy of dermatomyositis and achieved remission successfully. A brief review of the literature was made.
Key Words: Dermatomyositis, Prednisone, Diabetes mellitus

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