Gastrointestinal Involvement in Inflammatory Myositis

M. Pérez-de-Lis Novo, R. Pérez-Álvarez, L. Pallarés-Ferreres, J. J. Fernández-Martín, M. J. Soto Cárdenas, A. Selva-O'Callaghan

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© 2017 Elsevier B.V. Inflammatory myopathies (IMs) are a group of rare immune-mediated diseases characterized by proximal muscle weakness and mononuclear cell inflammation of the skeletal muscle. IMs are the largest group of potentially treatable myopathies and form a heterogeneous group of disorders. We may classify them into five subtypes according to their clinicopathologic features: dermatomyositis, polymyositis, necrotizing autoimmune myositis, inclusion body myositis, and overlap myositis. The precise diagnosis of the subtype and the differential diagnosis from other diseases that have similar signs and symptoms are fundamental, as each subtype has a different prognosis and therapeutic response.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Systemic Autoimmune Diseases
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017


  • Dysphagia
  • Gastrointestinal vasculitis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Inflammatory myopathy
  • Pneumatosis intestinalis
  • Polymyositis


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