One year in review 2018: idiopathic inflammatory myopathies

Emiliano Marasco, Elisa Cioffi, Laura Cometi, Valentina Valentini, Giovanni Zanframundo, Rossella Neri, Lorenzo Cavagna, Simone Barsotti

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Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIMs) are a group of chronic autoimmune systemic diseases affecting the skeletal muscle and other organs. IIMs are also a complex group of diseases, in some cases, difficult to manage. Literature on IIMs has been growing fairly rapidly and keeping up-to-date on such a topic is of utmost importance for any rheumatologist who looks after IIM patients. Thus, the aim of this review is to summarise the most relevant literature contributions published over the last year on the pathogenesis, serology, diagnosis and treatment of IIMs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)937-947
Number of pages11
JournalClinical and Experimental Rheumatology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2018


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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Marasco, E., Cioffi, E., Cometi, L., Valentini, V., Zanframundo, G., Neri, R., Cavagna, L., & Barsotti, S. (2018). One year in review 2018: idiopathic inflammatory myopathies. Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology, 36(6), 937-947.