What testing should be performed prior to initiation of corticosteroids for polymyositis?

Updated: Jan 05, 2021
  • Author: Mythili Seetharaman, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Patients with polymyositis should be closely monitored in the hospital while they are taking high-dose corticosteroids. Ideally, skin testing for tuberculosis should be performed before initiation of corticosteroid treatment.

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