Image of the Week: Erythematous Rash and Muscle Weakness - Clinical Advisor

Image of the Week: Erythematous Rash and Muscle Weakness

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A 62-year-old woman presents with new-onset nonpruritic rash and muscle weakness. She mentions experiencing difficulty carrying her young grandchildren recently as well as standing from the couch. Examination reveals an erythematous rash on her face, back, and neck and violaceous papules on her eyelids and the joints of her fingers. Laboratory tests demonstrate positive antinuclear antibodies and an elevated serum creatinine kinase. This condition is associated with an increased risk of malignancy.

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