Inflammatory Myopathies

Diagnosis and classification of idiopathic inflammatory myopathies

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The idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIMs) are a heterogeneous group of diseases, collectively termed myositis, sharing symptoms of muscle weakness,…

Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies: A 2016 Update

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Consensus treatment plans developed for juvenile dermatomyositis with persistent rash

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The Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research…

Be alert for dermatomyositis without muscle disease

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Be alert for amyotrophic dermatomyositis in patients with rash where lupus might be considered.

Necrotizing Myopathy is a Unique Form of Myositis

Muscle involvement in immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy (IMNM) was more extensive compared with other inflammatory myopathies, according to a…

Statins Don’t Increase Risk of Colchicine Myopathy

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Neuromyopathy is a rare side effect of chronic colchicine use. Statins are more commonly implicated as a cause of drug-induced myopathy.