C. M. Pearson, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Several clinical and pathological patterns of inflammatory nonsuppurative myositis have been discerned from an analysis of 45 cases and a review of those reported in the literature. All of the cases have muscular weakness as their principal clinical feature. They can be divided into the following categories:
Type I. Polymyositis. This occurs more commonly in the female, especially in the third through fifth decades. It usually has an insidious onset and takes a chronic course; an infrequent and atypical skin rash occurs and, occasionally, an associated Raynaud phenomenon, arthritis, and related features which are also often found in other connective
Pearson CM. Patterns of Dermatomyositis and Polymyositis and Their Responses to Treatment.. Ann Intern Med. ;58:728–729. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-58-4-728_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1963;58(4):728-729.
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