Polymyositis--a review and follow up study of 24 cases.

Abstract

Twenty-four cases of polymyositis, 3 (12.5%) of them Dermatomyositis, have been treated and followed up for over 12 years. Majority (75%) were males. Inflammatory lesion was the cause in 18 (75%), collagen disease in 4 (16.7%) and malignancy in 2 (8.35%). Presenting features were fever (100%), proximal muscle weakness (95.8%) and tenderness (54.2%), facial… (More)

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