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YKL-40 seen as promising biomarker for polymyositis, dermatomyositis-associated interstitial lung disease

July 20, 2017

YKL-40 could serve as a biomarker for patients with polymyositis/dermatomyositis-associated interstitial lung disease, according to a recently published study.

“Together, these findings suggest that YKL-40 is a promising non-invasive biomarker for evaluating disease activity/severity, predicting prognosis and clarifying the pathogenesis of [polymyositis/dermatomyositis-associated interstitial lung disease] PM/DM-ILD,” Hironao Hozumi, MD, PhD, from the Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, and colleagues wrote.

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Patients with dermatomyositis, anti-NXP-2 antibodies have severe phenotype

February 13, 2017
Patients with dermatomyositis and anti-NXP-2 antibodies had a severe systemic phenotype, which included myalgia, peripheral edema and significant dysphagia, according to…
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Baseline shoulder ultrasonography did not predict glucocorticoid response in patients with polymyalgia

February 2, 2017
Baseline shoulder ultrasonography was not predictive of glucocorticoid response in patients with polymyalgia rheumatica after 12 months, according to results of a…
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Population-based study: Low annual incidence of mixed connective tissue disease

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Based on a cohort in Minnesota from 1985 through 2014, researchers found the yearly occurrence of mixed connective tissue disease to be two people per 100,000. Using…

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