[Polymyositis and dermatomyositis in adults. Tunisian multicentre study].

  title={[Polymyositis and dermatomyositis in adults. Tunisian multicentre study].},
  author={Samir Toumi and H Ghnaya and Amel Braham and Imed Harrabi and Chedia Laouani-Kechrid},
  journal={La Revue de medecine interne},
  volume={30 9},
INTRODUCTION To study the clinical features and the outcome of polymyositis (PM) and dermatomyositis (DM) in Tunisia. METHODS Retrospective multicentre study conducted by the Tunisian Society of Internal Medicine. Adult patients with confirmed and probable PM and DM, according to the Bohan and Peter's criteria, were included in the study and followed-up between 1987 and 2005. RESULTS Twenty cases of PM and 50 cases of DM were included. Female/male sex-ratio was 2.5. The mean age at… CONTINUE READING