Sporadic inclusion body myositis manifesting as isolated muscle weakness of the finger flexors three years after disease onset

Yuichi Suwa, Naoki Suzuki, Temma Soga, Ryuhei Harada, Aya Shibui, Hiroshi Kuroda, Rumiko Izumi, Maki Tateyama, Ichiro Nakashima, Masahiro Sonoo, Masashi Aoki

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Abstract

Sporadic inclusion body myositis (sIBM) is a chronic progressive myopathy characterized by muscle weakness of both the quadriceps femoris and finger flexors. We herein present the case of a typical male patient with sIBM, which manifested as the isolated weakness of the finger flexors three years after the disease on-set. We have identified several patients with sIBM in our cohort with muscle weakness of the flexors but not the quadriceps femoris. Examination of the flexor digitorum profundus muscle is important for the early and proper diagnosis of sIBM, even if a patient only presents with isolated finger flexor muscle weakness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3521-3524
Number of pages4
JournalInternal Medicine
Volume55
Issue number23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Finger flexors
  • Flexor digitorum profundus
  • Needle electromyography
  • Sporadic inclusion body myositis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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