Fulminant and accelerated presentation of dermatomyositis in two previously healthy young adult males: A potential role for endotheliotropic viral infection
Herpesvirus 2, Human
Parvovirus B19, Human
An accelerated clinical course can occur in the setting of DM in previously healthy patients. A viral-based etiology should be explored because antiviral therapy may define a critical and potentially lifesaving therapeutic endeavor.