Renal involvement especially glomerulonephropathy in polymyositis or dermatomyositis is considered rare. Crescentic glomerulonephritis is even more so. Herein, we report a patient who was diagnosed with concurrent polymyositis and myeloperoxidase-related crescentic glomerulonephritis. 22 cases of PM/DM with glomerulonephropathy had been reported worldwide. major presentation of polymyositis or dermatomyositis is the obvious muscle weakness and skin rash. The acute tubular injury is the most prevalent type of renal involvement followed by glomerular injury.
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