Which baseline tests should be performed before initiating immunosuppressive therapy for polymyositis?

Updated: Jun 13, 2020
  • Author: Mythili Seetharaman, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Obtain the following baseline tests before initiating immunosuppressive therapy:

  • Liver function tests
  • Pulmonary function studies
  • Chest x-ray
  • Tuberculosis testing
  • Hepatitis B and C serology

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