INFLAMMATORY MYOPATHIES

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Idiopathic inflammatory myopathy is a group of acquired myopathies with subacute onset of limb muscle weakness. Here we describe the clinical and laboratory characteristics of 161 Chinese patients with inflammatory myopathies in Xiangya hospital from 2011 to 2017. Clinical and laboratory data were collected. Immunoassay for detection of myositis-specific antibodies was performed in 55 cases. Our cohort consisted of 70 patients with polymyositis (PM), 81 dermatomyositis (DM), 7 immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy (IMNM) and 3 inclusion body myositis (IBM).

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