Myositis with sensory neuronopathy

Marcondes C. França, Andréia V. Faria, Luciano S. Queiroz, Anamarli Nucci

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Inflammatory myopathies (IM) are a heterogeneous group of diseases characterized by immune-mediated damage to skeletal muscle. Sensory abnormalities are rare in patients with IM. We report two patients, one with dermatomyositis and the other with inclusion-body myositis, who presented with unexpected sensory abnormalities due to probable immune-mediated damage to dorsal root ganglia. We emphasize the importance of combined neuroimaging and neurophysiological assessment for proper diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)721-725
Number of pages5
JournalMuscle and Nerve
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Dermatomyositis
  • Inclusion-body myositis
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Sensory neuronopathy
  • Spinal cord

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Physiology (medical)


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