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Ann Acad Med Stetin. 2012;58(1):11-7.

[Some aspects of idiopathic myopathies of childhood].

[Article in Polish]

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  • 1Oddział Dzieci Starszych z Pododdziałami Neurologicznym, Pulmonologicznym, Reumatologicznym i Rehabilitacyjnym, Szpitala Dzieciecego sw. Ludwika, ul. Strzelecka 2, 31-503 Kraków.


Juvenile idiopathic myopathies are rare chronic autoimmune diseases with proximal muscle weakness and typical skin lesions. Juvenile dermatomyositis is the most common childhood myopathy. Juvenile idiopathic myopathies differ from adult-onset forms as regards prevalence, course, clinical picture, and very rare coincidence with a malignancy. Early diagnosis and combined long-term immunosuppressive therapy may significantly improve the prognosis.

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