Chapter

Inflammatory Myopathy

Jeffrey A. Cohen, Justin Mowchun and Jon Grudem

in Peripheral Nerve and Muscle Disease:

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print May 2009 | ISBN: 9780195375367
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322930 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195375367.003.0019

Series: Contemporary Neurology Series

Inflammatory Myopathy

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An inflammatory myopathy presentation is often straight-forward to recognize; however careful evaluation is needed to make a specific diagnosis. This chapter discusses the clinical features, differential diagnosis, investigations, and management of polymyositis, dermatomyositis, and (the often overlooked) inclusion body myositis.

Chapter.  1574 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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