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Classification Criteria of Tanimoto et al for Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient for dermatomyositis or polymyositis using the criteria of Tanimoto et al.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis, differential diagnosis and mimics, red flags

ICD-10:

M33

Description:

Tanimoto et al developed classification criteria for identifying patients with dermatomyositis and polymyositis. The authors were members of a task force formed by the Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare and are from several universities in Japan.

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