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clinically amyopathic dermatomyositis, CADM, esophageal adenocarcinoma
Background: Approximately 20% of patients displaying skin changes characteristic of dermatomyositis do not develop clinical or enzymatic evidence of muscle inflammation within 6 months of onset, leading to a diagnosis of clinically amyopathic dermatomyositis (CADM). While the association between dermatomyositis and malignancy is well-documented, the clinical significance of CADM is still being elucidated.
Case Presentation: We report a case of new-onset CADM associated with recurrent esophageal adenocarcinoma for clinical interest and to add to the limited literature on CADM.
Conclusion: To date, there is only one report of concurrent CADM and esophageal cancer. We present this case for clinical interest and to add to the limited literature on CADM.
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