Dermatomyositis (DM) is a heterogeneous disease with a multitude of physical findings and clinical presentations, and patients with anti–transcriptional intermediary factor-1γ (TIF1γ) antibodies have distinct cutaneous features and are also at increased risk for cancer.1 We describe a novel, distinctive patch on the hard palate, which is associated with anti-TIF1γ antibodies that may identify patients at higher risk of cancer.
Bernet LL, Lewis MA, Rieger KE, Casciola-Rosen L, Fiorentino DF. Ovoid Palatal Patch in DermatomyositisA Novel Finding Associated With Anti-TIF1γ (p155) Antibodies. JAMA Dermatol. 2016;152(9):1049-1051. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.1429