Managing Myositis

A Practical Guide

  • Rohit Aggarwal
  • Chester V. Oddis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Adam Schiffenbauer, Frederick W. Miller
    Pages 1-6
  3. Matthew J. S. Parker, Hector Chinoy, Robert G. Cooper, Janine A. Lamb
    Pages 7-15
  4. Rohit Aggarwal, Chester V. Oddis
    Pages 17-24
  5. Siamak Moghadam-Kia, Rohit Aggarwal
    Pages 25-35
  6. Peter B. Chansky, Victoria P. Werth
    Pages 47-55
  7. Sangmee Bae, Christina Charles-Schoeman
    Pages 63-74
  8. Kristina E. N. Clark, David A. Isenberg
    Pages 75-80
  9. Valérie Leclair, Ingrid E. Lundberg
    Pages 91-98
  10. Frank Schneider, Patty Chen
    Pages 131-144
  11. Jonas Lötscher, Balazs K. Kovacs, Ulrich A. Walker
    Pages 145-160
  12. Olivier Benveniste, Lucile Musset
    Pages 161-166
  13. Neil J. McHugh, Ira N. Targoff
    Pages 167-174
  14. Takahisa Gono, Masataka Kuwana
    Pages 175-180
  15. Takahisa Gono, Masataka Kuwana
    Pages 193-198
  16. Zoe Betteridge, Neil J. McHugh
    Pages 199-207
  17. Harlan Michelle, Andrew L. Mammen
    Pages 209-223
  18. Brittany Adler, Lisa Christopher-Stine
    Pages 225-235
  19. Albert Selva-O’Callaghan, Ernesto Trallero-Araguás, Iago Pinal-Fernandez
    Pages 237-245
  20. Sonye K. Danoff
    Pages 247-256
  21. Melinda Nagy-Vincze, Katalin Dankó
    Pages 257-266
  22. Dana P. Ascherman
    Pages 267-274
  23. Chester V. Oddis, Rohit Aggarwal
    Pages 275-283
  24. Jeffrey Dvergsten, Ann Reed
    Pages 285-298
  25. Matthew A. Lewis, David F. Fiorentino
    Pages 299-314
  26. Tracy J. Doyle, Paul F. Dellaripa
    Pages 315-322
  27. Helene Alexanderson, Malin Regardt
    Pages 323-334
  28. Kun Huang, Rohit Aggarwal
    Pages 335-344
  29. Rodolfo Curiel, Lisa G. Rider
    Pages 345-354
  30. Back Matter
    Pages 355-364

About this book


This comprehensive book serves as a guide in the day-to-day management of patients with idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM), with a particular emphasis on adult dermatomyositis (DM), polymyositis (PM), juvenile dermatomyositis, necrotizing myositis, and inclusion body myositis. Practical in nature, it presents IIM concepts in a straightforward fashion, with high-quality figures, algorithms, and flowcharts supplementing each of the expertly authored chapters. The book begins with an introduction to myositis, providing an overview of the myositis basics and what type of patient is affected. Subsequent chapters are organized by the sequence in which a physician often manages myositis, from initial presentation and workup, to diagnosis, treatment, and finally prognostic and long-term outcome factors. The key differentials in various diagnostic studies are thoroughly examined, including electromyography, muscle biopsy, and MRI. Managing Myositis: A Practical Guide is an easy to-read, indispensable resource for internists, rheumatologists, dermatologists, pulmonologists, and neurologists.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Rohit Aggarwal
    • 1
  • Chester V. Oddis
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Rheumatology and Clinical ImmunologyUniversity of Pittsburgh, School of MedicinePittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Division of Rheumatology and Clinical ImmunologyUniversity of Pittsburgh, School of MedicinePittsburghUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-15819-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-15820-0
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