A Treatable Systemic Muscle Disease

  • Michael S. Zandi
  • Janice L. Holton
  • Chris Turner
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Abstract

Polymyositis is an inflammatory disease of the muscle which may present as a part of a systemic autoimmune disorder or as an isolated condition. It often responds well to immunosuppression and a proportion of patients will be enter into periods of prolonged remission.

Keywords

Polymyositis Idiopathic inflammatory myopathy 

References

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© Springer-Verlag London Ltd. 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael S. Zandi
    • 1
  • Janice L. Holton
    • 2
  • Chris Turner
    • 1
  1. 1.MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases, National Hospital for Neurology and NeurosurgeryLondonUK
  2. 2.Division of NeuropathologyNational Hospital for Neurology and NeurosurgeryLondonUK

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