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Prognostic Factors for Patient with Polymyositis or Dermatomyositis

Purpose:

To identify factors associated with a poor prognosis in a patient with dermatomyositis or polymyositis as described by Benbassat et al.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

risk factors, imaging studies, laboratory tests, severity, prognosis, stage, psychological response

ICD-10:

M33, M33.2

Description:

Benbassat et al identified risk factors associated with increased mortality in patients with dermatomyositis or polymyositis. Stepwise logistic regression and actuarial techniques were used to analyze prognosis. The authors are from the Jadassah University Hospital and Soroka Medical Center in Israel.

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