Steroid myopathy in a child with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis - Case report


GENEL F., Arslanoglu S. , HIZARCIOGLU M., DURMAZ B., URAN N., AKTAS S.

PANMINERVA MEDICA, cilt.45, ss.75-77, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 45 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Dergi Adı: PANMINERVA MEDICA
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.75-77

Özet

An 8-year-old boy who had been diagnosed as systemic-onset juvenile rheumatoid arthritis were on treatment for 8 months with methotrexate and additional steroids during activation. At the end of the 8(th) month when the corticosteroid dose was 12.5 mg/day, he began to suffer from numbness and weakness in his hands. Physical examination, laboratory findings and electromyography results demonstrated myopathy. Steroid myopathy was considered. Corticosteroids were tapered and stopped. At follow-up clinical findings remitted and electromyography became normal at the 4(th) month. We present here this case to direct attention to drug-induced myopathy besides myopathy due to primary disease in connective tissue disorders whenever myopathy exists.