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European Journal of Dermatology


A case of dermatomyositis presenting with inverse Gottron's papules as the first manifestation Volume 28, numéro 2, March-April 2018


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1 Institute of Dermatology, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College, 12 Jiang-Wang-Miao Street, Nanjing, Jiangsu, 210042, China
2 Department of Dermatology, Jiangyin, Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Jiangsu, China
a These authors contributed equally

A 43-year-old man presented with a one-month history of red papules involving his hands. Physical examination showed red papules on the volar side of the metacarpal and interphalangeal joints (figure 1A) and on the palm (figure 1B). Laboratory investigations (including ANA) were negative. The lesions were treated with oral hydroxychloroquine (200 mg/d) and betamethasone cream. Twenty days later, the skin eruption persisted and erythema appeared on his forehead and ears. Laboratory investigations [...]