Author | Mark Wallace, MD

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Disseminated Histoplasmosis in a Woman With History of Polymyositis and Possible Dermatomyositis

November 10, 2010

For 3 days, a 28-year-old woman with a history of polymyositis and possible dermatomyositis had fever, chills, and nonproductive cough. She complained of rash, joint pain, and progressive immobility because of severe muscle weakness. For the past 6 years, she had been taking prednisone (60 mg/d), hydroxychloroquine (200 mg bid), and tramadol (100 mg q6h prn for pain).