Rheumatology: Current Research

Rheumatology: Current Research
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ISSN: 2161-1149 (Printed)



Dermatomyositis Revealing Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma

Najah Boussetta, Rim Dhahri, Leila Metoui, Yosra Ben ariba, Imen Gharsallah, Bassem Louzir, Faida Ajili and Salah Othmani

Dermatomyositis (DM) may be an opening event of neoplasia. Nasopharyngeal carcinomas (NPCs) were rarely associated with this phenomenon. We report the case of a 42 year old patient with lilac table eyelid erythema lasting for six months with the notion of earache and recent epistaxis. The diagnostic inquiry concluded at a stage T2 N1 M0 NPC associated with DM. After 6 courses of chemo and radiotherapy skin symptoms disappeared completely with a clear regression of the tumor.