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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 10  |  Page : 569-572

Malignancy and idiopathic inflammatory myopathies


1 Department of Internal Medicine, Bassett Medicaxl Center and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Cooperstown, New York 13326, USA
2 Department of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology Division, The University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington 05405, USA

Correspondence Address:
Patompong Ungprasert
202-251-5057 Bassett Medical Center, 1 Atwell Road, Cooperstown, NY, 13326
USA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1947-2714.120788

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Association between idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIMs) and malignancy is well known and has been extensively reported in the literature. However, in the recent years, several new studies were published allowing us to better understand the clinical characteristics and pathophysiology of cancer-associated IIMs. We conducted a literature review of cancer-associated IIMs focusing on new data that was published in the recent years.


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