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

Updated: Feb 12, 2018
  • Author: Mythili Seetharaman, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
  • Print
Answer

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.


Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!