What is included in inpatient monitoring during treatment of polymyositis?

Updated: Feb 12, 2018
  • Author: Mythili Seetharaman, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Serial creatine kinase (CK) levels should be monitored to assess improvement. Severe pulmonary or cardiac involvement may require management in an intensive care setting. In patients treated with immunosuppressive agents, regularly monitor CBC, liver function test and renal function. Patients with polymyositis usually need aggressive inpatient physical therapy.


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