Muscle inflammation, autoimmune Addison's disease and sarcoidosis in a patient with dysferlin deficiency

Albert Selva-O'Callaghan, Moises Labrador-Horrillo, Eduard Gallardo, Angel Herruzo, Josep M. Grau-Junyent, Miquel Vilardell-Tarres

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Abstract

Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies are a group of acquired, heterogeneous, systemic diseases commonly regarded as autoimmune disorders. Differential diagnosis includes muscular dystrophies, especially the dysferlin-deficiency myopathy. We report a case of a patient diagnosed with polymyositis and with associated autoimmune diseases that finally turned out to be a dysferlin deficiency (limb girdle muscular dystrophy type 2B). A possible link between dysferlin deficiency an autoimmunity is discussed. © 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)208-209
JournalNeuromuscular Disorders
Volume16
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2006

Keywords

  • Addison's disease
  • Autoimmunity
  • Dysferlin
  • Polymyositis
  • Sarcoidosis

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