Der außergewöhnliche Nachahmer einer Polymyositis

Translated title of the contribution: The unusual mimicker of a polymyositis

S. T. Jendrek*, M. Glatzel, D. Pauli, S. Schinke, J. Y. Humrich, P. Lamprecht, G. Riemekasten

*Corresponding author for this work


This article describes a hantavirus-associated pronounced myositis as a rare differential diagnosis to polymyositis. The literature on the pathogenesis of hantavirus disease discusses less a direct viral cytopathology but more a secondary immune dysregulation with induction of a capillary leak. This article describes for the first time a case of successful treatment of protracted hantavirus myositis using high-dose glucocorticoids and cyclophosphamide, followed by ciclosporin and MTX.

Translated title of the contributionThe unusual mimicker of a polymyositis
Original languageGerman
JournalZeitschrift fur Rheumatologie
Issue number8
Pages (from-to)682-685
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 10.2022

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Center for Infection and Inflammation Research (ZIEL)


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