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Publication Detail
Assessment of inflammatory myositis
  • Publication Type:
    Journal article
  • Publication Sub Type:
    Article
  • Authors:
    Dayal NA, Isenberg DA
  • Publication date:
    11/2001
  • Pagination:
    488, 492
  • Journal:
    Current Opinion in Rheumatology
  • Volume:
    13
  • Issue:
    6
  • Print ISSN:
    1040-8711
  • Keywords:
    activity, assessment, biochemical, Blood, COMBINATION, Damage, development, diagnosis, disease, DISEASE-ACTIVITY, electromyography, EXTENT, genetic, genetics, Health Status, idiopathic, IM, imaging, LA, May, metabolism, Methods, Muscle, Skeletal, Myositis, Patient, patients, physiopathology, REMAINS, Research, Review, Serologic Tests, STATE, STATES, united, United States, UNITED-STATES
  • Notes:
    UI - 21554907 LA - eng PT - Journal Article PT - Review PT - Review, Tutorial DA - 20011107 IS - 1040-8711 SB - IM CY - United States
Abstract
The assessment of disease activity and damage in patients with idiopathic inflammatory myositis remains inadequate. In this review we describe current approaches to the assessment of disease activity and damage. These include serologic, biochemical, radiographic, and histologic approaches. None of these methods are individually effective in differentiating disease activity from damage. Invariably combinations of these methods are needed to comprehensively assess the extent of both muscular and extramuscular disease. Recent developments (in serology, imaging, and genetics) are mentioned. These may prove to be useful in assessing the full extent of idiopathic inflammatory myositis; however, they are not widely available at present and are confined to research studies
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