A case of late-onset polymyositis with autoantibodies to the signal recognition particle

A. Suwa, M. Hirakata, T. Mimori, S. Satoh, K. Ishiyama, Y. Tsuzuki, I. Takeuchi, M. Akizuki, S. Inada

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Abstract

We describe a case of polymyositis (PM) that developed in an 87-year- old woman with autoantibodies to the signal recognition particle. She complained of neither muscular weakness nor myalgia, although muscular weakness was present. Muscle biopsy was not performed because her consent was not obtained The presence of myositis-specific autoantibodies is helpful in the diagnosis of PM/dermatomyositis lacking the characteristic clinical features or histopathologic confirmation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-301
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Rheumatology
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998

Keywords

  • Autoantibodies
  • Late-onset polymyositis, signal recognition particle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology

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    Suwa, A., Hirakata, M., Mimori, T., Satoh, S., Ishiyama, K., Tsuzuki, Y., Takeuchi, I., Akizuki, M., & Inada, S. (1998). A case of late-onset polymyositis with autoantibodies to the signal recognition particle. Japanese Journal of Rheumatology, 8(3), 297-301. https://doi.org/10.3109/bf03041250