Inclusion body myositis long after dermatomyositis: A report of two cases

A. L. McCoy, M. R. Bubb, Paul H. Plotz, J. C. Davis

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Abstract

Dermatomyositis, polymyositis, and inclusion body myositis are rare illnesses which appear to be distinct in clinical and pathologic features, pathogenesis, natural history, and response to therapy. We report two patients who first developed dermatomyositis, and then, after a disease-free interval of many years, developed inclusion body myositis. This may have useful therapeutic implications for patients with dermatomyositis whose illness becomes refractory to treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)235-239
Number of pages5
JournalClinical and Experimental Rheumatology
Volume17
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Autoimmunity
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Inclusion body myositis
  • Inflammatory myopathy
  • Polymyositis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology

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