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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 69  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 1391--1393

Polymyositis Presenting with Respiratory Symptoms


1 Department of Neurology, Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
2 Department of Pathology, Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
3 Department of Medicine, Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

Correspondence Address:
Sanghamitra Laskar
Department of Neurology, Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Jolly Grant, Dehradun - 248 140, Uttarakhand
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.329582

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Polymyositis is a group of muscle disease characterised by progressive muscle inflammation and predominantly muscle weakness. It usually presents subacutely with proximal weakness and mild diffuse muscular pain. Some patients have atypical presentation like early respiratory difficulty, Motor neuron disease (MND), or isolated dysphagia which leads to delay in diagnosis and treatment. We present one such case.






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