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Paraneoplastic polymyositis revealing a localized breast cancer: diagnostic and therapeutic management in the medical oncology department of the CHU Mohamed VI of Marrakesh in Morocco

Journal of Cancer Prevention & Current Research
K El Bouaouidi, K Lakloumi, G El Mohadab, I Aitouahman, O Zouiten, M El Fadli, R Belbaraka


Polymyositis is an autoimmune disease marked by inflammatory myopathy. It may precede or occur simultaneously during a cancer, and even persist after treatment of the primary cancer. We report the case of a 42-year-old woman with paraneoplastic polymyositis revealing a localized breast cancer.


asthenia, polymyositis, breast cancer, neuromuscular