Focal myositis in monozygotic twins

Enas Atef Al Naggar, Fumio Kanda, Shiho Okuda, Nobuya Maeda, Ken Ichiro Nakazawa, Kenichi Oishi, Kenji Sekiguchi, Hiroyuki Ishihara, Kazuo Chihara

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

Focal myositis is a rare disease with unknown etiology and a broad spectrum. Here, we present two cases in monozygotic twins who complained of recurrent pain of their calves and showed histological signs of inflammation and MRI image compatible with the diagnosis of focal myositis. The occurrence of twin cases not living in the same household suggests a genetic susceptibility to the disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)599-601
Number of pages3
JournalInternal Medicine
Volume43
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2004
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Calf muscle
  • Focal myositis
  • HLA
  • Hereditary

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Focal myositis in monozygotic twins'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this