Periorbital and facial swelling due to dermatomyositis

Rafailidis, Petros I.; Kapaskelis, Anastasios; Falagas, Matthew E.
May 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/22/2007, Vol. 176 Issue 11, p1580
Academic Journal
The article discusses the case of a patient who suffered from periorbital and face swelling due to dermatomyositis. The woman revealed that she had undergone several major diseases including myalgia, arthralgia and mastectomy due to breast cancer. However, it was stipulated that her medical history do not affect her problem of face swelling. In this regard, she was informed that facial swelling was a manifestation of dermatomyositis.


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