Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 40, Issue 9, pp 1566–1568 | Cite as

Detection of multifocal osteonecrosis in an adolescent with dermatomyositis using whole-body MRI

  • Tania C. M. CastroEmail author
  • Henrique Lederman
  • Maria Teresa A. Terreri
  • Sue C. Kaste
  • Maria Odete E. Hilario
Case Report


Osteonecrosis is a well-recognized complication of corticosteroid use resulting in significant morbidity, often requiring surgical intervention. Whole-body MRI is a promising method that allows imaging of the whole patient in a reasonable time without the use of ionizing radiation. This technique has the potential for evaluating nonmalignant multifocal skeletal disease like osteonecrosis. This case highlights the value of whole-body MR in an adolescent with dermatomyositis who developed multifocal osteonecrosis.


Osteonecrosis Dermatomyositis Whole-body MRI Adolescent 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tania C. M. Castro
    • 1
    Email author
  • Henrique Lederman
    • 2
  • Maria Teresa A. Terreri
    • 1
  • Sue C. Kaste
    • 3
  • Maria Odete E. Hilario
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics, Division of Allergy, Clinical Immunology and RheumatologyFederal University of São PauloSão PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Image Diagnosis DepartmentFederal University of São PauloSão PauloBrazil
  3. 3.Department of Radiological Sciences, Division of Diagnostic ImagingSt. Jude Children’s Research HospitalMemphisUSA

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