Myositis and Diseases of the Muscle - Board Review
Inflammatory Muscle Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment
What is the differential diagnosis in a patient with anterior thigh pain, persistently elevated CK, positive rheumatoid factor, positive RNA with speckled pattern, and an abnormal but not diagnostic muscle biopsy, including electron microscopy?
What are the treatment options in dermatomyositis with and without pulmonary involvement? Which markers are worthwhile ordering in a patient with dermatomyositis with pulmonary symptoms?
How do patients respond to support groups such as those at HSS for lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and myositis? Do patients with mild disease get upset seeing the severe cases?
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