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SOSA-VESGA, Cristian David et al. Dermatomyositis associated with breast cancer: Clinical characteristics, complications and treatment. Medicas UIS [online]. 2018, vol.31, n.2, pp.41-47. ISSN 0121-0319.

Breast cancer is an important public health problem. Dermatomyositis is an infrequent paraneoplastic syndrome of breast cancer. It is necessary that the clinician has knowledge on how to diagnose and treat it properly. The aim of this article is to review the literature on the clinical, complications and treatment of dermatomyositis in breast cancer. A search was made in electronic databases, including a total of 34 articles, covering randomized clinical trials, meta-analyzes, original descriptive and analytical articles and case reports. Dermatomyositis can occur before, during, or after breast cancer. Pulmonary complications are frequent, and they can be lethal. Dermatomyositis increases the complications of radiotherapy and mortality in patients with breast cancer. The pharmacological treatment consists of glucocorticoid application at doses according to the patient's need. MÉD.UIS. 2018;31(2):41-7.

Keywords : Dermatomyositis; Breast Neoplasms; Paraneoplastic Syndromes.

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