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Imaging in the autoimmune rheumatic diseases 

Imaging in the autoimmune rheumatic diseases
Imaging in the autoimmune rheumatic diseases

Philip J. O’Connor

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date: 08 April 2020

Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies 384

Systemic sclerosis 388

Systemic lupus erythematosus 394

Antiphospholipid syndrome 407

Systemic vasculitis 418

Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM) are rare acquired autoimmune disorders of muscle causing weakness, disability and potentially multisystem involvement (incidence 2 to 10 per million). The three main groups distinguishable clinically and histologically are polymyositis (PM), dermatomyositis (DM) both typically presenting with symmetrical proximal girdle weakness and inclusion body myositis (IBM)....

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