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A patient with anti-NXP2-positive dermatomyositis and syphilis

  • Author(s): Nguyen, Mimi;
  • Hai, Josephine;
  • Bovenberg, Maria Sarah Sophie;
  • Wilken, Reason;
  • Kiuru, Maija;
  • Brassard, Alain;
  • Tartar, Danielle
  • et al.

Dermatomyositis is an auto-immune inflammatory myopathy that primarily affects the skin and muscle and can be triggered by exposure to various environmental factors. We present a patient with active syphilis infection who developed dermatomyositis and discuss the significance of anti-NXP2 autoantibody positivity.

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