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Images in Neurology
Mar 2012

Myofasciitis: Imaging and Pathology

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Department of Neurology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

Arch Neurol. 2012;69(3):406. doi:10.1001/archneurol.2011.1159

A 52-year-old woman was seen with progressive muscle pain, normal strength on physical examination, and mildly elevated serum creatine kinase level. The results of magnetic resonance imaging and a muscle biopsy showed involvement of muscle fascia with sparing of muscle perimysium and endomysium (Figure).

Our patient had myofasciitis, which is an increasingly recognized variant overlapping with inflammatory myopathy.1