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Rheumatology International

, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp 79–82 | Cite as

Myositis of small foot muscles

  • P. Kalden
  • T. Krause
  • B. Volk
  • H. H. Peter
  • J. von Kempis
CASE REPORT

Abstract

Idiopathic focal myositis is a rare clinical entity and is mostly localized in the neck and thigh muscles presenting as a pseudotumor. We describe a 49-year-old patient with inflammation restricted to the small muscles of one forefoot. Systemic disease was not present and progression to polymyositis did not occur within 2 years of follow-up. The myositis improved promptly after initiation of immunosuppressive therapy with corticosteroids and azathioprine. This unusual location of focal myositis has not been previously reported.

Key words Myositis Focal Foot 99mTechnetium-pyrophosphate scintigraphy 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Kalden
    • 1
  • T. Krause
    • 3
  • B. Volk
    • 2
  • H. H. Peter
    • 1
  • J. von Kempis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University Hospital Mainz, Langenbeckstrasse 1, D-55131 Mainz, GermanyDE
  2. 2.Division of Neuropathology, Department of Pathology, University Hospital Mainz, D-55131 Mainz, GermanyDE
  3. 3.Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Radiology, University Hospital Mainz, Langenbeckstrasse 1, D-55131 Mainz, GermanyDE

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