Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis, and Autoimmune Necrotizing Myopathy: Clinical Features

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Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies are a heterogeneous group of autoimmune disorders predominantly affecting skeletal muscles, resulting in muscle inflammation and weakness. The 3 most common inflammatory myopathies are polymyositis (PM), dermatomyositis (DM), and inclusion body myositis. This review details the clinical findings noted in PM, DM, and the emerging entity of autoimmune necrotizing myopathy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)143-158
Number of pages16
JournalRheumatic Disease Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2011


  • Dermatomyositis
  • Inflammatory myopathy
  • Myositis
  • Polymyositis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology


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