John Libbey Eurotext

European Journal of Dermatology


Usefulness of erythrocyte sedimentation rate as tumor marker in cancer associated dermatomyositis Volume 12, numéro 2, March - April 2002

Department of Immunodermatology, I.D.I.-IRCCS, Via dei Monti di Creta, 104, 00167 Rome, Italy.
  • Page(s) : 165-9
  • Année de parution : 2002

Dermatomyositis is a rare inflammatory myopathy characterized by proximal symmetric muscle weakness with a characteristic cutaneous eruption which differentiates it from polymyositis. An increased association of dermatomyositis with malignancy has been hypothesized since it was first reported in 1916 [1]. Since that first description, several epidemiological reports [2] and some population-based cohort studies [3, 4] supported this hypothesis. [...]