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Study of subcutaneous fat in children with juvenile dermatomyositis.

Authors
  • Verma, Sumit
  • Singh, Surjit
  • Bhalla, Anil Kumar
  • Khullar, Madhu
Type
Published Article
Journal
Arthritis and rheumatism
Publication Date
Aug 15, 2006
Volume
55
Issue
4
Pages
564–568
Identifiers
PMID: 16874777
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Sixty-five percent of our patients with juvenile DM were found to have loss of subcutaneous fat on quantification compared with 40% on physical appearance alone. Maximum fat loss occurred at the mid-axillary skinfold site. A significant number of patients with juvenile DM (66%) had hypertriglyceridemia. We hypothesize that lipodystrophy and hypertriglyceridemia could well be integral components of what may be an expanded juvenile DM syndrome.

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