Focal, steroid responsive myositis causing dropped head syndrome

Iftah Biran*, Oren Cohen, Judith Diment, Amos Peyser, Roy Bahnof, Israel Steiner

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


The dropped head syndrome, which occurs in a variety of neuromuscular disorders, is usually not due to an inflammatory process and generally either self-limited or nonresponsive to therapy. We present an 80-year-old woman who developed progressive neck weakness over a few months due to a focal and restricted inflammatory process involving the neck extensor muscles. She responded dramatically to treatment with immunosuppressive therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)769-771
Number of pages3
JournalMuscle and Nerve
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Dropped head syndrome
  • Focal myositis
  • Myositis


Dive into the research topics of 'Focal, steroid responsive myositis causing dropped head syndrome'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this