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Criteria of Bohan and Peter for the Diagnosis of Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis

Purpose:

To evaluate a person for polymyositis or dermatomyositis using the criteria of Bohan and Peter.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

M33

Description:

Bohan and Peter defined criteria for the diagnosis of myositis and polymyositis. Exclusion of mimicing conditions is important for accurate diagnosis. The authors are from the UCLA School of Medicine.

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