About this book
Representing the most up-to-date knowledge of this family of diseases, this book presents a comprehensive overview of the inflammatory myopathies, including dermatomyositis, polymyositis and inclusion body myositis. The Inflammatory Myopathies covers clinical presentation, diagnosis and classification, ongoing assessment, treatment and pathogenesis. Physical findings, laboratory studies, imaging modalities and biopsy are discussed. The role and mechanism of the inflammatory response is also explored. The Inflammatory Myopathies is the gold-standard in the field, an essential resource for rheumatologists, neurologists and all healthcare professionals who treat afflicted patients.