Acute respiratory failure in polymyositis


Sirs: Published reports of respiratory failure in adult polymyositis have been extremely rare [1-4]; most of the patients reported have been in the terminal stage and have been unresponsive to steroids [1, 3]. We describe a patient with polymyositis who did not complain of dyspnoea until sudden severe ventilatory failure occurred. Prednisone (60 mg daily… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00314411

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