Case Report
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World J Dermatol. Sep 2, 2022; 10(2): 10-16
Published online Sep 2, 2022. doi: 10.5314/wjd.v10.i2.10
Connection between dermatomyositis and montelukast sodium use: A case report
Mohammed H Aly, Abdulrahman A Alshehri, Abdelgaffar Mohammed, Murouj Adnan Almaghrabi, Malek M Alharbi
Mohammed H Aly, Abdelgaffar Mohammed, Department of Internal Medicine, Security Forces Hospital, Makkah 21599, Saudi Arabia
Abdulrahman A Alshehri, Department of Rheumatology, Security Forces Hospital, Makkah 21599, Saudi Arabia
Murouj Adnan Almaghrabi, Malek M Alharbi, College of Medicine, Umm Al-Qura University, Makkah 24382, Saudi Arabia
Author contributions: Aly MH, Alshehri AA and Mohammed A have reviewed the literature and contributed to manuscript drafting; Almaghrabi MA analyzed and interpreted the imaging findings and contributed to manuscript drafting; Alharbi MM was responsible for the revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content; all authors issued final approval for the version to be submitted.
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Corresponding author: Murouj Adnan Almaghrabi, MBBS, Doctor, College of Medicine, Umm Al-Qura University, Al-Abdia Main Campus, 8WCQ+4RM, Makkah 24382, Saudi Arabia.
Received: March 6, 2022
Peer-review started: March 6, 2022
First decision: April 13, 2022
Revised: April 22, 2022
Accepted: July 26, 2022
Article in press: July 26, 2022
Published online: September 2, 2022
Core Tip

Core Tip: Even though montelukast is widely used and believed to be a safe drug for managing several conditions, the present case report brings to light the possibility of adverse effects of montelukast. Especially in such a rare and serious complication of montelukast, physicians must be aware of the presentation of dermatomyositis, the diagnostic modalities, and the best treatment options for the patients, as the prompt diagnosis will prevent further complications progression of the condition.