Peter Kružliak, Marta Chamulová
Polymyositis and dermatomyositis belong to the group of immunogenic (autoimmune conditioned) idiopathic myositis. They are manifested as autonomous forms in combination with other autoimmune diseases or in combination with malignant tumour diseases. Early finding of the right diagnosis in these diseases is very important because in adulthood, but also in children, they represent the biggest group of gained myopathies which are well treatable. Just early stating of the diagnosis of polymyositis and choice of an adequate optimal therapeutical procedure are determining factors which influence the disease prognosis. The authors are describing the clinical case report of a geriatric patient with acute febrile course of primary polymyositis.