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Managing Myositis

A Practical Guide

  • Rohit Aggarwal
  • Chester V. Oddis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Adam Schiffenbauer, Frederick W. Miller
    Pages 1-6
  3. Matthew J. S. Parker, Hector Chinoy, Robert G. Cooper, Janine A. Lamb
    Pages 7-15
  4. Rohit Aggarwal, Chester V. Oddis
    Pages 17-24
  5. Siamak Moghadam-Kia, Rohit Aggarwal
    Pages 25-35
  6. Peter B. Chansky, Victoria P. Werth
    Pages 47-55
  7. Sangmee Bae, Christina Charles-Schoeman
    Pages 63-74
  8. Kristina E. N. Clark, David A. Isenberg
    Pages 75-80
  9. Valérie Leclair, Ingrid E. Lundberg
    Pages 91-98
  10. Frank Schneider, Patty Chen
    Pages 131-144
  11. Jonas Lötscher, Balazs K. Kovacs, Ulrich A. Walker
    Pages 145-160
  12. Olivier Benveniste, Lucile Musset
    Pages 161-166
  13. Neil J. McHugh, Ira N. Targoff
    Pages 167-174
  14. Takahisa Gono, Masataka Kuwana
    Pages 175-180

About this book


This comprehensive book serves as a guide in the day-to-day management of patients with idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM), with a particular emphasis on adult dermatomyositis (DM), polymyositis (PM), juvenile dermatomyositis, necrotizing myositis, and inclusion body myositis. Practical in nature, it presents IIM concepts in a straightforward fashion, with high-quality figures, algorithms, and flowcharts supplementing each of the expertly authored chapters. The book begins with an introduction to myositis, providing an overview of the myositis basics and what type of patient is affected. Subsequent chapters are organized by the sequence in which a physician often manages myositis, from initial presentation and workup, to diagnosis, treatment, and finally prognostic and long-term outcome factors. The key differentials in various diagnostic studies are thoroughly examined, including electromyography, muscle biopsy, and MRI. Managing Myositis: A Practical Guide is an easy to-read, indispensable resource for internists, rheumatologists, dermatologists, pulmonologists, and neurologists.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Rohit Aggarwal
    • 1
  • Chester V. Oddis
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Rheumatology and Clinical ImmunologyUniversity of Pittsburgh, School of MedicinePittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Division of Rheumatology and Clinical ImmunologyUniversity of Pittsburgh, School of MedicinePittsburghUSA

About the editors

Rohit Aggarwal, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

School of Medicine

Medical Director, Arthritis and Autoimmunity Center

Co-Director of the UPMC Myositis Center

Pittsburgh, PA 15260



Chester V. Oddis, MD

Professor of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

School Of Medicine

Director of the Myositis Center

Pittsburgh, PA 15260


Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Managing Myositis
  • Book Subtitle A Practical Guide
  • Editors Rohit Aggarwal
    Chester V. Oddis
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-15819-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-15822-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-15820-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 364
  • Number of Illustrations 16 b/w illustrations, 65 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Rheumatology
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