Paraneoplastic myopathy

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Cancer-associated myositis differs from primary myositis in many aspects. Prognosis and life-expectancy are determined by the underlying malignancy. Therefore, patient-specific examinations for detection of an underlying cancer are important in the management of patients. Recent clinical findings and new possibilities in immunoserological testing may result in the elaboration of an evidence-based recommendation for cancer screening programs in patients with IIM in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)594-598
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Opinion in Rheumatology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2009


  • Cancer-associated myositis
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Paraneoplastic myopathy
  • Polymyositis
  • Prognostic signs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology

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