Classification of myositis

  title={Classification of myositis},
  author={Ingrid E Lundberg and Marianne de Visser and Victoria P. Werth},
  journal={Nature Reviews Rheumatology},
The idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIMs; also known as myositis) are a heterogeneous group of disorders in which a common feature is chronic inflammation of skeletal muscle, leading to muscle weakness. Other organs are frequently affected in IIMs, such as the skin, joints, lungs, gastrointestinal tract and heart, contributing to morbidity and mortality. Currently, IIMs are most often subclassified into polymyositis, dermatomyositis and inclusion body myositis, but this subclassification… CONTINUE READING
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