Adult onset polymyositis/dermatomyositis : clinical and laboratory features and treatment response in 75 patients.
Objectives-To determine possible similarities and differences in clinical and laboratory features and treatment response between patients in Singapore with polymyositis (PM) and dermatomyositis (DM) and reported series.
Methods-Case records of adult patients (16 years old and above) referred to the 3 main electromyographic (EMG) laboratories in Singapore between 1 June 1986 and 31 May 1991 were reviewed if the referring diagnosis was myositis or myopathy for investigation.
A computer search for adult patients with a diagnosis of PM/DM (ICD codes 710.3, 710.4, 517.8) who attended the main rheumatology and neurology centre during this period was also carried out.
Mots-clés Pascal : Dermatomyosite, Polymyosite, Age apparition, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Symptomatologie, Association, Modalité traitement, Pronostic, Etude statistique, Adulte, Homme, Ethnie, Singapour, Asie, Peau pathologie, Tissu conjonctif pathologie, Muscle strié pathologie, Maladie système, Maladie autoimmune, Immunopathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Dermatomyositis, Polymyositis, Age of onset, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Symptomatology, Association, Application method, Prognosis, Statistical study, Adult, Human, Ethnic group, Singapore, Asia, Skin disease, Connective tissue disease, Striated muscle disease, Systemic disease, Autoimmune disease, Immunopathology
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Cote : 94-0163535
Code Inist : 002B07. Création : 199406.