Polymyositis as a cause of total gut failure

AJ Hughes, I Ferguson, Elizabeth Rankin, K Kane

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BACKGROUND: Gastrointestinal manifestations are seen in systemic sclerosis and mixed connective tissue disorders but are rare in pure polymyositis. CASE REPORT: A 44 year old woman with polymyositis who developed total gut failure requiring treatment with total parenteral nutrition is described. RESULTS: The patient's polymyositis is now fully controlled biochemically, but her gastrointestinal symptoms persist.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-306
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2002


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