Dermatomyositis: factors predicting relapse.

  title={Dermatomyositis: factors predicting relapse.},
  author={Val{\'e}rie Vuong and T A Duong and Jessie Aouizerate and F-J. Authier and S Ingen-Housz-Oro and Laurence L Valeyrie-Allanore and N Ortonne and Pierre Wolkenstein and RomainK. Gherardi and Olivier Chosidow and Anne Cosnes and E Sbidian},
  journal={Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV},
  volume={30 5},
BACKGROUND The course of dermatomyositis (DM) can be chronic with relapses, which are associated with major morbidity. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to identify presentation features that predict DM relapses. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed data of patients with DM recorded from 1990 to 2011, including muscle biopsy results. Characteristics of patients with and without relapses were compared. Hazard ratios (HRs) were estimated using a Cox model. RESULTS We identified 34 patients… CONTINUE READING
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