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Prognostic Factors for Patient with Polymyositis or Dermatomyositis

Purpose:

To identify factors associated with a poor outcome in a patient with dermatomyositis or polymyositis based on the study of Marie et al.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, response to therapy, disease progression, comorbid conditions

ICD-10:

M33, M33.2

Description:

Marie et al identified prognostic factors for a patient with polymyositis or dermatomyositis. These can help identify a patient who may benefit from more aggressive management. The authors are from Universitaire de Rouen-Boisguillauma and Universitaire de Lille in France.

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