Clinical features of polymyositis/dermatomyositis with steroid-resistant interstitial lung disease.

Polymyositis and dermatomyositis (PM/DM) without creatine kinase (CK) elevation shows a poor prognosis. PM/DM is complicated with interstitial lung disease (ILD), some of which progress rapidly. To clarify the clinical features of PM/DM from the viewpoint of ILD progression, the clinical data of 25 PM/DM patients with ILD were reviewed. They were classified… CONTINUE READING