Mechanisms of Disease: autoantigens as clues to the pathogenesis of myositis

Abstract

Autoimmune inflammatory myopathies, referred to as myositis, comprise a heterogeneous group of chronic inflammatory muscle diseases that present with various clinical phenotypes, histologic changes and autoantibodies, resulting in progressive inflammatory muscle damage and weakness. In up to 20% of myositis patients, particularly those with dermatomyositis… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/ncprheum0760

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