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IMAJ | volume 25

Journal 9, September 2023
pages: 644-649

An Updated Approach to the Diagnosis of Inflammatory Myopathies

1 Rheumatology Unit, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Haifa, Israel 2 Department of Pathology, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Haifa, Israel 3 Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion–Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Summary

Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM) are a group of rare, autoimmune, systemic diseases with a large spectrum of clinical phenotypes. The diagnosis and management of myositis demand an integrated evaluation of different clinical, laboratory, and pathological findings in various organs. Recent developments in IIM research, especially in the serological testing and pathology fields, has led to a new classification and better recognition of patients with early or extra-muscular disease, with improvement in clinical care and prognosis.

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