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February 1929

DERMATOMYOSITIS: A CLINICOPATHOLOGIC STUDY: REPORT OF A CASE WITH COMPLETE NECROPSY

Author Affiliations

PITTSBURGH

From the Neuropathological Laboratory, Montefiore Hospital, New York.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1929;19(2):255-264. doi:10.1001/archderm.1929.02380200083005
Abstract

Dermatomyositis was first described by Wagner1 in 1887. Uvericht2 and Hepp3 described similar involvements of the muscles in 1881, the former naming the condition dermatomyositis. This disease entity was first described in the United States by Jacoby4 under the term of subacute progressive poliomyositis in 1888, and by Herrick5 as poliomyositis acuta in 1896. In 1905, Steiner6 collected all the cases reported in the literature, giving an accurate histologic description.

This case is reported because a complete autopsy was performed which presented unusual features not commonly found in this condition.

REPORT OF CASE 

History.—  R. G., a white woman, aged 24, was admitted to the Montefiore Hospital, Sept. 22, 1926, complaining of pains in the extremities and heart, inability to move the head and shoulder, shortness of breath, weakness, and redness of neck and chest as well as edema of the extremities.The condition

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