INFLAMMATORY MYOPATHIES

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TNFα inhibitors affect host resistance to granulomatous diseases. We present the case of a patient with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) on etanercept who presented with panniculitis and myositis and fasciitis due to histoplammosis. Case report. A 53-year-old female with rheumatoid arthritis, using methotrexate and etanercept, was admitted to our service due to high fever, pain, redness and swollen in the right upper limb and right thigh. She denied any pulmonary symptoms. Physical examination showed diffuse erythema and edema on the right forearm and arm and right thigh with local heat and palpation pain.

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