Bilateral ureteral stenosis and duodenal perforation in a patient with dermatomyositis

Yoshitaka Morita, Takeo Sakuta, Hajime Nagasu, Atsunori Kuwabara, Yuko Tokuoka, Sanae Teshigawara, Hideyuki Horike, Naoki Kashihara

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We report the case of a 19-year-old man with dermatomyositis who developed abdominal pain and anuria. The examination revealed bilateral ureteral stenosis. The patient also developed multiple ulcerations of the duodenum with perforations. The clinical feature was considered to represent that of juvenile dermatomyositis, which is characterized by systemic necrotizing vasculitis. Rheumatologists should be alerted about this serious complication in patients with childhood or young adult dermatomyositis presenting with abdominal complaints.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-56
Number of pages3
JournalModern Rheumatology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Dermatomyositis
  • Duodenal perforation
  • Ureteral stenosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology


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