The medical records of two dogs that were diagnosed with masticatory muscle myositis (MMM) were reviewed. The reported clinical signs included intense pain when opening the mouth and restricted jaw movement. MRI detected widespread, symmetrical, and inhomogeneously hyperintense areas in the masticatory muscle. Electromyography (EMG) demonstrated severe and spontaneous pathologic activity in the temporal and masseter muscles. With early therapeutic treatment, remission of symptoms occurred within 2 mo, and no relapses were observed for the subsequent 2 yr. The gold standard for the diagnosis of MMM is the 2M antibody test, but the purpose of this study was to evaluate the use of MRI as an accurate and efficient diagnostic tool for the initiation of early therapy for the treatment of muscle myositis.
|Autori:||Cauduro A; Paolo F; Asperio RM; Rossini V; Dondi M; Simonetto LA; Cantile C; Lorenzo V.|
|Titolo:||Use of MRI for the early diagnosis of masticatory muscle myositis|
|Anno del prodotto:||2013|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.5326/JAAHA-MS-5915|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|