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December 1974

Cuticular Changes in DermatomyositisA Clinical Sign

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

Arch Dermatol. 1974;110(6):866-867. doi:10.1001/archderm.1974.01630120016003

Characteristic nail fold changes were a consistent finding in a series of six patients with dermatomyositis. They showed remission and recurrence paralleling the severity of the dermatomyositis and serum enzyme measurements. Capillaroscopic studies on the affected cuticles in two additional patients showed findings characteristic of dermatomyositis.