Prostate cancer underlying acute, definitive dermatomyositis: Successful treatment with radical perineal prostatectomy

Béla Tállai, Tibor Flaskó, Tóth György, Andrea Ponyi, Csilla András, Csaba Tóth, Katalin Dankó

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The idiopathic inflammatory myopathies are systemic autoimmune diseases characterized by chronic inflammation leading to progressive weakness of the proximal muscles. In 7-66% of cases of adult dermatomyositis different malignant tumours can promote the difficult cascade mechanisms at the cell level, leading to rapid weakness of skeletal muscles [1]. We report on a patient with all characteristic signs of acute, severe dermatomyositis associated with a low-grade, low-stage prostate cancer cured by radical perineal prostatectomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-120
Number of pages2
JournalClinical rheumatology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2006



  • Dermatomyositis
  • Prostate cancer
  • Radical prostatectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology

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