Carcinoma of the gall bladder presenting as dermatomyositis.

The Journal of the Association of Physicians of India

PubMedID: 15926608

Kundu AK, Karmakar PS, Bera AB, Pal SK. Carcinoma of the gall bladder presenting as dermatomyositis. J Assoc Physicians India. 2005;53219-22.
Dermatomyositis (DM), manifested as paraneoplastic syndrome, is not a very common clinical entity but its association with various internal malignancies is well-documented in literature. We present such a case of DM associated with characteristic skin lesions and subacute onset of proximal muscle weakness, acquired from a very rare malignancy like adenocarcinoma of gall bladder.