Pulmonary manifestations of the idiopathic inflammatory myopathies.


Pulmonary involvement in myositis includes interstitial lung disease (ILD), respiratory muscle weakness, aspiration, infections, and drug-induced disease. ILD may precede myositis, and results in increased morbidity and mortality rates. Initial evaluation should include pulmonary function tests and high-resolution computed tomography. Nonspecific… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ccm.2010.05.008


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