polymyositis


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polymyositis

[¦päl·i‚mī·ə′sīd·əs]
(medicine)
Inflammation of many muscles simultaneously.
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Rheumatology: recommends proceeding with muscle biopsy to differentiate polymyositis and inclusion-body myositis
On the other hand, polymyositis is strongly linked with lung and bladder cancers and nonHodgkin lymphoma within the first year of diagnosis.
Expression of interleukin 21 and interleukin 21 receptor in muscle tissues of patients with dermatomyositis and polymyositis
Polymyositis is an idiopathic inflammatory myopathy characterized by muscle weakness, typically proximal and symmetric, elevation in muscle enzymes, and distinctive findings of electromyogram and muscle biopsy.
Polymyositis and dermatomyositis (first of two parts).
Polymyositis and dermatomyositis peak between 4050 years of age.
With data from more than 30,000 unique patients, the relative risks of some of these adverse events, such as polymyositis, were more than doubled, although the event rates were not evenly distributed.
(3) first reported the specific association of anti-Jo-1 antibody in patients with polymyositis or dermatomyositis (PM/DM).
Anti-aminoacyl-tRNA synthetase syndromes (ARS) comprise a subset of patients with idiopathic inflammatory myopathy (IIM), predominantly, polymyositis (PM) and dermatomyositis (DM), and overlap myositis syndromes.
It has been reported that as few as 10% of people with polymyositis present with a cardiac involvement as the initial feature of the disease compared to 70% of patients with known polymyositis who experience some cardiac involvement as their disease progresses [3].
Although pregnant patients with IP rarely develop concurrent complications of polymyositis (PM) or dermatomyositis (DM), the prompt diagnosis of PM/DM in these patients is critical due to the high risk of potentially fatal outcomes to both the mother and the fetus [4-6].
CD is often associated with autoimmune diseases; a recent review showed that connective tissue diseases (systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, Sjogren's syndrome, polymyositis, and mixed connective diseases) and, less frequently, chronic arthritis can precede or occur contemporaneously with CD (Table 1 [2-7]).