Case Report
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World J Clin Cases. May 26, 2019; 7(10): 1206-1212
Published online May 26, 2019. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v7.i10.1206
Hepatitis B virus-related liver cirrhosis complicated with dermatomyositis: A case report
Juan Zhang, Xiao-Yu Wen, Run-Ping Gao
Juan Zhang, Xiao-Yu Wen, Run-Ping Gao, Department of Hepatic-Biliary-Pancreatic Medicine, the First Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun 130021, Jilin Province, China
Author contributions: Wen XY and Gao RP designed the study and took care of the patient. Zhang J collected the clinical data and wrote the manuscript. Wen XY and Gao RP revised the manuscript. Wen XY and Gao RP are co-corresponding authors.
Supported by Natural Science Foundation of Jilin Science and Technology Department, No. 20190201065JC.
Informed consent statement: The patient and his family members provided written informed consent.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.
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Corresponding author: Run-Ping Gao, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Hepatic-Biliary-Pancreatic Medicine, The First Hospital of Jilin University, No. 71 Xinmin Avenue, Changchun 130021, Jilin Province, China.
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Received: January 16, 2019
Peer-review started: January 17, 2019
First decision: March 10, 2019
Revised: March 25, 2019
Accepted: April 9, 2019
Article in press: April 9, 2019
Published online: May 26, 2019
Core Tip

Core tip: We report a patient diagnosed with hepatitis B virus (HBV)-related liver cirrhosis complicated with dermatomyositis (DM). However, HBV was not detected in his muscle sample, thus we concluded that his DM did not associate with his HBV infection. Diagnosis of DM on the basis of HBV infection is relatively uncommon. Diagnosis and treatment are difficult due to the complex relationship between these diseases and their conflicting treatment strategies. By providing our experience in diagnosing and treating DM with HBV, we hope to assist with similar cases and to stimulate further research on the relationship between DM and HBV.