rheumatology
Rare diseases

Impact of idiopathic inflammatory myopathies highlighted in Australian patients

Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM) such as polymyositis, dermatomyositis, inclusion body myositis and immune-mediated necrotising myopathy, have a significant impact on health-related quality of life and work productivity. A South Australian study comprised 50 patients with a mean age of 62 years and a mean duration of IIM of five years. The unemployment rate in the ...

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