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General Physiology - Myopathies
Signs and Symptoms
Loss of Ambulation
Cardiac and Respiratory Failure
Polymyositis / Dermatomyositis Disease
Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathy
More Common in Women
Endomysial Inflammation with CD8+ Cells (Polymyositis)
Perimysial Inflammation with CD4+ Cells (Dermatomyositis)
Signs and Symptoms (Both)
Symmetric Proximal Muscle Weakness
Lung and Cardiac Involvement
Signs and Symptoms (Dermatomyositis)
Shawl-like Shoulder Rash
Gottron Papules on Knuckles
Polymyositis / Dermatomyositis Diagnosis and Treatment
Increased CK (CPK)
Treatment For Resistant Disease
Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG)
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