Dermatomyositis associated with platelet thrombi formation and responsive to antiplatelet therapy

G. O. Littlejohn, J. H N Deck, J. G. Kelton, W. J. Reynolds

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A case of dermatomyositis associated with clinical and pathological features of platelet mediated digital and ocular ischemia is described. The administration of corticosteroid and immunosuppressive therapy did not control the dermatomyositis, but the addition of antiplatelet drug to the treatment regimen was associated with a dramatic improvement in both disorders.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)136-139
Number of pages4
JournalThe Journal of Rheumatology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1983

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