Yun Jung CHOI, Wan-hee YOO

Department of Internal Medicine, Research Institute of Clinical Medicine of Chonbuk National University-Biomedical Research Institute of Chonbuk National University Hospital, Jeon-ju, South Korea

Keywords: Juvenile dermatomyositis; panniculitis; pediatric; subcutaneous tissue


Panniculitis occurring in juvenile dermatomyositis has been rarely reported. However, it may lead to poor quality of life, and furthermore, induce an irreversible structural change in the subcutaneous layer. In this article, we present the case of a 10-year-old female patient with panniculitis that simultaneously developed with the onset and flare-up of juvenile dermatomyositis. In addition, a brief literature review of cases regarding juvenile dermatomyositis-associated panniculitis emphasizes the importance of recognizing panniculitis as a cutaneous manifestation of juvenile dermatomyositis.

Citation: Choi YJ, Yoo WH. Panniculitis, A Rare Presentation of Onset and Exacerbation of Juvenile Dermatomyositis: A Case Report and Literature Review. Arch Rheumatol 2018;33(3):367-371

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