Camptocormia secondary to polymyositis.

Abstract:

:Camptocormia is a postural affliction characterised by abnormal flexion of the thoracolumbar spine, which appears upon standing, increases with walking, and disappears in the supine position. Only five cases of camptocormia secondary to idiopathic inflammatory myopathies have been described in the literature. In this case report, we describe the case of a male patient 67 years of age who suffered from polymyositis for 18 years, which was associated with manifestations compatible with camptocormia. The clinical manifestations were stable and did not progress. Polymyositis is an idiopathic inflammatory myopathy clinically characterised by symmetric weakness that predominantly affects the proximal muscles. Nevertheless, polymyositis is a systemic autoimmune disease; therefore, the skeletal muscles may be diffusely affected, including the paravertebral muscles, which may manifest as camptocormia.

journal_name

Rev Bras Reumatol

authors

Mattar MA,Gordo JM,Halpern AS,Shinjo SK

doi

10.1590/s0482-50042013000400010

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2013-08-01 00:00:00

pages

368-70

issue

4

eissn

0482-5004

issn

1809-4570

pii

S0482-5004(13)70103-7

journal_volume

53

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