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Observations on the classification of the inflammatory myopathies

Abstract:

This brief review considers historical approaches to the classification of the inflammatory myopathies. The last 25. years have seen advances in our knowledge of the underlying immune mechanism but the initial trigger for the idiopathic inflammatory myopathies remains unknown. Existing classifications have their limitations, but with the absence of a "gold standard" a definitive classification is not yet possible. Despite these problems, a working classification is possible that is valuable f...

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10.1016/j.lpm.2010.10.035

Authors


Hilton-Jones, D More by this author
Journal:
Presse Medicale
Volume:
40
Issue:
4
Publication date:
2011-04-05
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ISSN:
0755-4982
URN:
uuid:cf68b8dc-008b-4b36-ab62-50890e369351
Source identifiers:
243880
Local pid:
pubs:243880
Language:
English

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