Immune-Mediated Necrotizing Myopathy: An Often Misdiagnosed Entity

Espírito Santo, Joana Almeida and Garcia, Rui and Barbosa, Benilde and Rebelo, Olinda and Pereira de Moura, José (2015) Immune-Mediated Necrotizing Myopathy: An Often Misdiagnosed Entity. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 2 (1). pp. 1-7. ISSN 2284-2594

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Immune-mediated necrotizing myopathies (IMNM) are recognized as a subgroup of idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM). IMNM are defined based on a combination of clinical presentation and laboratory studies, requiring a specific myopathological pattern on muscle biopsy for diagnosis. The authors describe a case of a patient with necrotizing myopathy, thought to be immune mediated, highlighting the challenge of its differential diagnosis. As clinical assessment and diagnostic tools sometimes fail to determine whether a necrotizing myopathy is immune mediated, leading to misdiagnosis and a compromise of the optimal therapeutic approach, distinguishing between IMNM and other myopathies is crucial.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Myopathy; Necrotizing myopathy; Immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale) > 616.7 Malattie del sistema muscoloscheletrico
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2016 15:07
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2016 15:07

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