Inflammatory myopathies.

  title={Inflammatory myopathies.},
  author={Anthony A. Amato and Steven A. Greenberg},
  volume={19 6 Muscle Disease},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW To discuss the clinical, laboratory, and histopathologic features and presumed pathogenic mechanisms of the four major categories of idiopathic inflammatory myopathy, namely dermatomyositis, polymyositis, immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy, and inclusion body myositis. RECENT FINDINGS Dermatomyositis, polymyositis, necrotizing myopathy, and inclusion body myositis are clinically, histologically, and pathogenically distinct. Polymyositis is a T cell-mediated disorder… CONTINUE READING


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