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J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 83:487 doi:10.1136/jnnp-2011-301712
  • Neurological picture

Increased muscle FDG-PET uptake in dermatomyositis

  1. Pierre Labauge1
  1. 1Department of Neurology, CHU Nîmes, Hôpital Caremeau, Place du Pr Debré, Nîmes, France
  2. 2Department of Nuclear Medicine, CHU Nîmes, Hôpital Caremeau, Place du Pr Debré, Nîmes, France
  1. Correspondence to Dr Dimitri Renard, Department of Neurology, CHU Nîmes, Hôpital Caremeau, Place du Pr Debré, 30029 Nîmes Cedex 4, France; dimitrirenard{at}hotmail.com
  • Received 26 October 2011
  • Accepted 30 November 2011
  • Published Online First 16 December 2011

A 55-year-old patient presented with progressive proximal tetraparesis since 2 months associated with erythematous rash and cuticular changes. Creatine kinase levels were elevated (2400 IU/l). Electromyography showed fibrillation and positive sharp wave potentials. Deltoid muscle biopsy …

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