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The Prototypic Neuroimmunological Muscle Disease: Dermatomyositis

  • Andrew R. Pachner
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Abstract

Dermatomyositis is a rare inflammatory disease of muscle of unknown cause resulting in muscle weakness and pain in young- or middle-aged people. It is a member of a category of diseases that can be grouped together as idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIMs), the other members of which are polymyositis and inclusion body myositis (IBM).

Keywords

Interstitial Lung Disease Giant Cell Arteritis Muscle Disease Inclusion Body Myositis Inflammatory Myopathy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew R. Pachner
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  1. 1.Department of Neurology and Neuroscience New Jersey Medical SchoolUniversity of Medicine and Dentistry of New JerseyNewarkUSA

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