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Diabetes mellitus and zoster reactivation with lymphocytic meningitis: case report
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An event is serious (based on the ICH definition) when the patient outcome is:

  • * death

  • * life-threatening

  • * hospitalisation

  • * disability

  • * congenital anomaly

  • * other medically important event

A 32-year-old man developed diabetes mellitus during treatment with prednisolone. He also developed zoster reactivation and lymphocytic meningitis during treatment with tofacitinib [routes not stated].

The man presented for intermittent fever, dry cough, rash over the metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joints, lid oedema and acral skin lesions in spring of 2017 due to progressive dyspnoea of two weeks. Additionally, he also had arthralgia, myalgia, night sweats and fatigue. He was diagnosed with clinically amyopathic dermatomyositis (CADM) along with interstitial pneumonitis. Subsequently, he started receiving high-dose steroid therapy with prednisolone 250mg daily, cyclophosphamide and repeated plasmapheresis. In the subsequent months, due to progressive interstitial lung disease,...


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