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Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies

Recent Developments

Edited by Jan Tore Gran

Oslo University Hospital, Norway

The term "myositis" covers a variety of disorders often designated "idiopathic inflammatory myopathies". Although they are rather rare compared to other rheumatic diseases, they often cause severe disability and not infrequently increased mortality. The additional involvement of important internal organs such as the heart and lungs, is not uncommon. Thus, there is a great need for a better understanding of the etiopathogenesis of myositis, which may lead to improved treatment and care for these patients. Major advances regarding research and medical treatment have been made during recent years. Of particular importance is the discovery of the Myositis specific autoantibodies, linking immunological and pathological profiles to distinct clinical disease entities. A wide range of aspects of myopathies is covered in the book presented by highly qualified authors, all internationally known for their expertice on inflammatory muscle diseases. The book covers diagnostic, pathological, immunological and therapeutic aspects of myositis.

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Idiopathic Inflammatory MyopathiesRecent DevelopmentsEdited by Jan Tore Gran

Published: September 15th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/814

ISBN: 978-953-307-694-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6490-6

Copyright year: 2011

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31311 Total Chapter Downloads

4 Crossref Citations

12 Web of Science Citations

15 Dimensions Citations


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1. Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies: A Review of Immunopathological Features and Current Models of Pathogenesis

By Cristina Cappelletti, Lucia Morandi, Marina Mora, Franco Salerno, Paolo Confalonieri, Renato Mantegazza and Pia Bernasconi


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2. Serological Aspects of Myositis

By Johannes Schulte-Pelkum


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3. Arthrogenic Alphaviruses and Inflammatory Myopathies

By Lara Herrero and Suresh Mahalingam


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4. The Antisynthetase Syndrome

By Jan Tore Gran and Øyvind Molberg


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5. Aminoacyl-tRNA Synthetases in Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies: An Update on Immunopathogenic Significance, Clinical and Therapeutic Implications

By Codrina Mihaela Ancuta, Eugen Ancuta and Rodica Marieta Chirieac


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6. Interstitial Lung Disease Associated with Clinically Amyopathic Dermatomyositis

By Toshinori Takada, Eiichi Suzuki and Ichiei Narita


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7. Myositis and Cancer

By Sergio Prieto-González, Vladimir Lazo, Ernesto Trallero-Araguás, Albert Selva-O’Callaghan and Josep M Grau


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8. Orbital Myositis

By Toshinobu Kubota


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9. Myouclear Breakdown in Sporadic Inclusion Body Myositis

By Satoshi Nakano and Hirofumi Kusaka


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10. Immunoglobulin Treatment in Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis

By Maria Giovanna Danieli, Lucia Pettinari, Romina Moretti, Francesco Logullo and Armando Gabrielli


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11. Pregnancy in Myositis: Challenges and Pitfalls

By Codrina Mihaela Ancuta, Eugen Ancuta and Rodica Marieta Chirieac


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