Chapter 10. Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis

  1. Bernadette Kalman and
  2. Thomas H. Brannagan III
  1. Thomas H. Brannagan III and
  2. S. Christine Kovacs

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470692363.ch10

Neuroimmunology in Clinical Practice

Neuroimmunology in Clinical Practice

How to Cite

Brannagan, T. H. and Kovacs, S. C. (2007) Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis, in Neuroimmunology in Clinical Practice (eds B. Kalman and T. H. Brannagan), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470692363.ch10

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 2 OCT 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405158404

Online ISBN: 9780470692363

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Keywords:

  • polymyositis;
  • dermatomyositis;
  • infectiosa;
  • dyspnea;
  • fascial muscles

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Clinical phenotype

  • Laboratory evaluation

  • Autoantibodies

  • Electromyographic (EMG) evaluation

  • Noninvasive diagnostic modalities

  • Muscle biopsy

  • Association with malignancy

  • Immunogenetics and pathogenesis

  • Treatment

  • Prognosis

  • Conclusion

  • References