Extramuscular manifestations in idiopathic inflammatory myopathies Article Report uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Breast Implants
  • Connective Tissue Diseases
  • Silicones

abstract

  • The major syndromes of chronic inflammatory myopathy (dermatomyositis and polymyositis) may have in certain instances extramuscular manifestations including pulmonary, cardiac, gastrointestinal, and of course, in the first instance, dermatological involvement. Here we review recent literature addressing these associated clinical areas of involvement. Malignancies, which may affect as many as 20% to 30% of adults with dermatomyositis, will not be addressed in this review.

publication date

  • November 18, 1998

Research

keywords

  • Report

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00002281-199811000-00008

PubMed ID

  • 9812216

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 556

end page

  • 61

volume

  • 10

number

  • 6