Nicole Van Groningen

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Inflammatory myopathies

I. What every physician needs to know. Inflammatory myopathies are characterized by immune-mediated muscle injury. The three most common inflammatory myopathies are dermatomyositis, polymyositis, and inclusion body myositis. Both dermatomyositis and polymyositis present with symmetric proximal muscle weakness developing over weeks to months. While dermatomyositis can be seen in both children and adults, polymyositis is…

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