Laboratory testing in the diagnosis and management of idiopathic inflammatory myopathies.

@article{Targoff2002LaboratoryTI,
  title={Laboratory testing in the diagnosis and management of idiopathic inflammatory myopathies.},
  author={Ira N. Targoff},
  journal={Rheumatic diseases clinics of North America},
  year={2002},
  volume={28 4},
  pages={859-90, viii}
}
  • Ira N. Targoff
  • Published 2002 in Rheumatic diseases clinics of North America
Laboratory testing commonly used to assess the idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIMs) can be divided into three categories: (1) measurement of serum activities or concentrations of muscle-derived factors--such as enzymes, myoglobin, and other molecules--in order to assess muscle injury; (2) immunologic tests that detect markers of the disease process… CONTINUE READING