A rare cause of proximal muscle weakness: immune necrotising myopathy


GÜVEN D. C. , ERDEN A. , KILIÇ L. , ERDEM ÖZDAMAR S. , KARADAĞ Ö.

SCOTTISH MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.63, no.3, pp.82-86, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 63 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0036933018769821
  • Title of Journal : SCOTTISH MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.82-86

Abstract

Background: Immune-mediated necrotising myopathies are characterised clinically by the subacute onset of proximal limb weakness, accompanied by elevated creatinine kinase levels. They are distinguished from other myopathies by the absence of prominent infiltration of the muscle with inflammatory cells in the biopsies.