What is the prevalence of interstitial lung disease in polymyositis?

Updated: Jun 13, 2020
  • Author: Mythili Seetharaman, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Interstitial lung disease occurs in 5-30% of patients with idiopathic inflammatory myopathy (associated with antisynthetase antibodies, especially anti-Jo-1). Patients may be asymptomatic or present with exertional dyspnea, cough, and fever. [19]

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