CLINICAL CASE: DIFFICULTIES IN THE DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS OF DERMATOMYOSITIS WITH LUNG INVOLVEMENT AND COVID-19
Summary. A clinical case of a 45-year-old female patient with dermatomyositis is presented. Diagnosis challenges were associated with the typical clinic picture and tests results typical for COVID-19 and typical lung radiological changes specific for interstitial lung disease. After exclusion of SARS-CoV-2 infection and determination of positivity by dermatomyositis-specific antibodies, combined therapy of dermatomyositis was applied, which led to a decrease in disease activity and disappearance of interstitial lung disease manifestations.
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