A case of dropped head syndrome due to focal myositis that worsened with cellulitis and improved only by treatment of cellulitis

Mitsuhiro Akiyama, Yuko Kaneko, Shuntaro Saito, Kotaro Matsumoto, Yasushi Kondo, Hironari Hanaoka, Kotaro Otomo, Munenori Oyama, Shiro Matsubara, Tsutomu Takeuchi

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Abstract

Dropped head syndrome due to focal myositis is extremely rare. Due to the rarity of the disease, its clinical characteristics and prognosis remain unknown. We present a unique case of dropped head syndrome due to focal myositis that exacerbated following cellulitis and was dramatically improved along with the improvement of her cellulitis only treated with antibiotics. We should consider the possibility of preceding trigger event such as infection when we face with the exacerbation of focal myositis before making a decision of strengthening immunosuppressive therapy to avoid unnecessary increase of glucocorticoid.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)431-436
Number of pages6
JournalModern Rheumatology Case Reports
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • dropped head
  • dropped head syndrome
  • focal myositis
  • infection
  • Myositis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology

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