North American Journal of Medical Sciences

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

Malignancy and idiopathic inflammatory myopathies


Patompong Ungprasert1, Narandra K Bethina2, Christine H Jones2 
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

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.


How to cite this article:
Ungprasert P, Bethina NK, Jones CH. Malignancy and idiopathic inflammatory myopathies.North Am J Med Sci 2013;5:569-572


How to cite this URL:
Ungprasert P, Bethina NK, Jones CH. Malignancy and idiopathic inflammatory myopathies. North Am J Med Sci [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Jul 12 ];5:569-572
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