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01.12.2014 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2014 Open Access

Journal of Medical Case Reports 1/2014

Onset of juvenile dermatomyositis following varicella infection in a 12-month-old child: a case report

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Journal of Medical Case Reports > Ausgabe 1/2014
Autoren:
Nadine McCrea, Afraa Al-Sabbagh, Soliman Ahmed, David Walker, Satyapal Rangaraj
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The online version of this article (doi:10.​1186/​1752-1947-8-54) contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

Competing interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Authors’ contributions

NM performed the literature review, wrote the first draft of the manuscript, and approved the final version. AAS, SA, DW and SR all revised the manuscript and approved the final version.

Abstract

Introduction

Infections can act as a trigger for juvenile dermatomyositis, with a predominance of respiratory tract infections reported previously. We present the first case of juvenile dermatomyositis following varicella infection to be described in the literature.

Case presentation

A 15-month-old Caucasian girl was diagnosed with juvenile dermatomyositis 3 months after a varicella infection. The diagnosis was challenging due to her young age, but was supported by magnetic resonance imaging, and confirmed following a later appearance of the characteristic skin rash.

Conclusion

Varicella infection may be a trigger for juvenile dermatomyositis. Further understanding of disease triggers is required.

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