This report reviews a case of dermatomyositis presenting with weakness and extensive calcification in an adult. While dermatomyositis is not uncommon in adults, it is uncommon for calcifications to be present. Children develop calcifications more frequently than adults. When present in adults, small calcifications on areas of frequent trauma such as elbows and fingers are more common. However, this patient presented with large calcified deposits in his abdomen and extremities. His treatment and course are described.
A 41-year-old Guatemalan woman with a history of remote uterine cancer presented to an urban community Emergency Department complaining of a pruritic, initially painful rash on her chest, eyelids, thighs, and elbows for three weeks.