Polymyositis - Types, Causes, Symptoms, Complications, Diagnosis, Treatment

Dr. Simi Paknikar
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Simi Paknikar, MD
Last Updated on Dec 08, 2016
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Latest Publications and Research on Polymyositis

Eur J Case Rep Intern Med    

Efficacy of Rituximab in Refractory Inflammatory Myopathy Associated With Coexistence of Behçet's Disease and Antiphospholipid Syndrome.

Guiomar V, Oliveira D, Correia C, Pereira E

A 43-year-old Caucasian male initiated myalgias and loss of muscle strength in the upper and lower limbs, but especially at the shoulder and pelvic gi... Read More

Source: PubMed


Clin Nucl Med    

18F-FDG PET/CT in a Patient With Thymoma-Associated Paraneoplastic Polymyositis.

Fu Z, Chen G, Chen X, Li Q

A 43-year-old woman presented with progressive muscle weakness and myalgia for 1 month. Laboratory tests revealed the elevation of myogenic enzymes. M... Read More

Source: PubMed

Korean J. Intern. Med.  2019 Dec 30  

Reclassification of Korean patients with polymyositis and dermatomyositis based on the Bohan and Peter criteria by the 2017 European League Against Rheumatism/American College of Rheumatology classification criteria for adult and juvenile idiopathic inflammatory myopathies.

Yoo J, Ahn SS, Jung SM, Song JJ, Park YB, Lee SW

We investigated the concordance rate of the classification of polymyositis (PM) and dermatomyositis (DM) between the Bohan and Peter criteria and the ... Read More

Source: PubMed

Clin Transplant  2019 Dec 23  

Heart-lung transplantation: A viable option for connective tissue diseases.

Stern LK, Selby VN, Kolaitis NA, Boin F, Aras M, Klein L, De Marco T

While lung transplantation (LTx) has been effective for connective tissue disease (CTD) patients with pulmonary involvement, outcomes for heart-lung t... Read More

Source: PubMed

Heart Fail Rev  2019 Dec 23  

Cardiovascular complications in patients with idiopathic inflammatory myopathies: does heart matter in idiopathic inflammatory myopathies?

Opinc AH, Makowski MA, Lukasik ZM, Makowska JS

This review presents a detailed study of original researches and previously published reviews concerning cardiovascular involvement in idiopathic infl... Read More

Source: PubMed

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