Acute myositis and dermatitis as the initial presentation of sarcoidosis

G. A. Fonseca, S. Baca, R. D. Altman

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We report a case of a patient who presented with symptoms of acute debilitating proximal muscle weakness, which mimicked acute polymyositis, accompanied by a hypopigmented papular rash. The histology of the skin and muscle demonstrated sarcoidosis. A review of the literature of acute sarcoid myositis and the various other myopathies of sarcoidosis is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)553-556
Number of pages4
JournalClinical and Experimental Rheumatology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology


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