Renal involvement in patients with polymyositis and dermatomyositis.

@article{Yen2005RenalII,
  title={Renal involvement in patients with polymyositis and dermatomyositis.},
  author={Tzung-Hai Yen and P Lai and Ching-Chu Chen and Swei Hsueh and J Huang},
  journal={International journal of clinical practice},
  year={2005},
  volume={59 2},
  pages={188-93}
}
Renal involvement in patients with polymyositis (PM)/dermatomyositis (DM) is previously thought to be uncommon, but two main types of renal lesion have been described. First, acute tubular necrosis with renal failure related to myoglobulinemia and myoglobulinuria is a well-recognised feature of acute rhabdomyolysis. Second, chronic glomerulonephritis has been infrequently reported in a small group of patients with PM/DM. This study aims at investigating the incidence, severity and prognosis of… CONTINUE READING