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Research Letter
September 2016

Ovoid Palatal Patch in DermatomyositisA Novel Finding Associated With Anti-TIF1γ (p155) Antibodies

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Dermatology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Redwood City, California
  • 2Department of Pathology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California
  • 3Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
JAMA Dermatol. 2016;152(9):1049-1051. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.1429

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.

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