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Autoantibody test could help support IIM-ILD diagnosis A myositis autoantibody- (MA) detection assay could help clinicians identify idiopathic inflammatory myositis-associated interstitial lung disease (IIM-ILD), an Australian study has shown. The study evaluated the MA line immunoblot assay’s (LIA) ability to help diagnose IIM-ILD in 247 ILD patients. It found MAs were present in 13.8% of ...

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