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Arch Neurol. 2004 Jan;61(1):132-5.

Polymyositis: an ongoing discussion about a disease entity.

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Department of Neurology, Sint Lucas Andreas Hospital, Jan Tooropstraat 164, 1061 AE Amsterdam, the Netherlands. i.bronner@slaz.nl

Abstract

Since its first description more than a century ago, there has been much debate about the diagnostic entity polymyositis. Because initial observations were of individuals with dermatomyositis, it appeared that polymyositis was not possible without skin lesions. Distinctive clinical and histologic features of polymyositis were not established until the late 20th century. The identification of inclusion body myositis as a distinct entity has further refined nosographic classification.

PMID:
14732633
DOI:
10.1001/archneur.61.1.132
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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