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Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics

, Volume 264, Issue 1, pp 47–48 | Cite as

First presentation of polymyositis postpartum following intrauterine fetal death

  • R. Takei
  • S. Suzuki
  • K. Kijima
  • R. Sawa
  • Y. Yoneyama
  • H. Asakura
  • T. Araki
Case Report

Abstract 

We present a case of polymyositis (PM) following intrauterine fetal death. The first presentation of PM in the patient was during postpartum. The patient was referred to our hospital because of a fever of unknown cause 13 d after delivery of dead fetus at 32 weeks’ gestation. PM was diagnosed based on the increased serum creatine phosphokinase level, typical electromyogram findings and characteristic muscle biopsy findings.

Key words Polymyositis Postpartum Intrauterine fetal death 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Takei
    • 1
  • S. Suzuki
    • 1
  • K. Kijima
    • 1
  • R. Sawa
    • 1
  • Y. Yoneyama
    • 1
  • H. Asakura
    • 1
  • T. Araki
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Nippon Medical School, 1–1-5 Sendagi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 1–1-3, Japan Tel.: 0081-3-58146212, Fax: 0081-3-56851791JP

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