Focal myositis in monozygotic twins

Enas Atef Al Naggar, Fumio Kanda, Shiho Okuda, Nobuya Maeda, Ken Ichiro Nakazawa, Kenichi Oishi, Kenji Sekiguchi, Hiroyuki Ishihara, Kazuo Chihara

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Focal myositis is a rare disease with unknown etiology and a broad spectrum. Here, we present two cases in monozygotic twins who complained of recurrent pain of their calves and showed histological signs of inflammation and MRI image compatible with the diagnosis of focal myositis. The occurrence of twin cases not living in the same household suggests a genetic susceptibility to the disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)599-601
Number of pages3
JournalInternal Medicine
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Calf muscle
  • Focal myositis
  • HLA
  • Hereditary

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine


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