1: J Child Neurol. 2008 Nov;23(11):1353-6.
Juvenile dermatomyositis presenting with anasarca.
Saygi S, Alehan F, Baskin E, Bayrakci US, Ulu EM, Ozbek N.
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Neurology, Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey. firstname.lastname@example.org
Generalized edema can occur during the course of juvenile dermatomyositis. In this article, a 4-year-old boy with generalized nonpitting edema and proximal weakness is reported. Characteristic cutaneous lesions, laboratory tests, results of electromyography, and magnetic resonance imaging findings resulted in a diagnosis of juvenile dermatomyositis. He was treated with corticosteroids and methotrexate. It is concluded that the generalized edema may appear as the presenting cutaneous manifestation of juvenile dermatomyositis.