A case of polymyositis associated with hepatitis B infection

Takaki Nojima, M. Hirakata, S. Sato, T. Fujii, A. Suwa, T. Mimori, Y. Ikeda

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Abstract

This report describes the case of a 47-year old man who developed myositis in association with hepatitis B surface antigen-positive hepatitis. Interestingly, the myositis repeatedly worsened 2 months after the exacerbation of hepatitis in this case, suggesting a close association between hepatitis B infection and myositis. The dose of prednisolone was increased twice in order to treat the exacerbating myositis, resulting in improvement of the muscle symptoms, but the patient eventually died of liver failure. Only 5 other myositis patients with hepatitis B antigenemia have been reported in the literature. We review these cases of the association between hepatitis B infection and myositis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)86-88
Number of pages3
JournalClinical and experimental rheumatology
Volume18
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Feb 29

Keywords

  • Hepatitis B
  • Liver failure
  • Myositis
  • Polymyositis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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    Nojima, T., Hirakata, M., Sato, S., Fujii, T., Suwa, A., Mimori, T., & Ikeda, Y. (2000). A case of polymyositis associated with hepatitis B infection. Clinical and experimental rheumatology, 18(1), 86-88.