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Focal myositis: an unusual cause of bilateral upper eyelid swellings.
  1. K. L. Lim,
  2. K. Robson,
  3. R. J. Powell
  1. Department of Immunology, University Hospital, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK.


    Focal myositis is considered a rare self-limiting inflammatory swelling of skeletal muscle. Focal involvement of individual muscle or muscle groups with severe myopathic and inflammatory changes characterizes the histology. We report the development of progressive focal myositis in both upper eyelids of a 34 year old man that responded to immunosuppressive therapy.

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