Nigerian Medical Journal

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 284--287

Juvenile dermatomyositis in an 11 year old Nigerian-boy: A case report and review of literature


Olusola Adetunji Oyedeji1, Saheed B. A. Oseni2, Olamide Valentine Kayode1, Oladapo Adedayo Kolawole3, Musa Tawakalit Lily1 
1 Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, Nigeria
2 Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Wesley Guild Hospital Subdivision of Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, IleIfe, Osun State, Nigeria
3 Department of Surgery, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Olusola Adetunji Oyedeji
Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital, Osogbo, Osun State
Nigeria

We report the case of an 11-year-old boy with proximal myopathy, heliotrope, and Gottron papule-like rashes. Serum chemistry revealed muscle enzyme elevations, whereas muscle biopsy histology showed necrosis and inflammation, which were in keeping with juvenile dermatomyositis. Plain radiographic examination of the thigh 3 weeks after commencing treatment with prednisolone was normal. The aim of this presentation is to highlight the diagnostic challenges posed by this rare condition in a resource-limited setting and to underscore the need for prompt diagnosis and appropriate management. We hope that this report will assist physicians practicing in similar settings to make a prompt and accurate diagnosis when confronted with the same disease.


How to cite this article:
Oyedeji OA, Oseni SB, Kayode OV, Kolawole OA, Lily MT. Juvenile dermatomyositis in an 11 year old Nigerian-boy: A case report and review of literature.Niger Med J 2020;61:284-287


How to cite this URL:
Oyedeji OA, Oseni SB, Kayode OV, Kolawole OA, Lily MT. Juvenile dermatomyositis in an 11 year old Nigerian-boy: A case report and review of literature. Niger Med J [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Oct 21 ];61:284-287
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