Misdiagnosis of Inclusion Body Myositis: Two Case Reports and a Retrospective Chart Review

Amaiak Chilingaryan; Richard A. Rison; Said R. Beydoun


J Med Case Reports. 2015;9(169) 

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s-IBM is still difficult to diagnose and unfortunately remains frequently misdiagnosed, with a delay in accurate diagnosis of just over 5½ years, which has not changed over the last 25 years. Although s-IBM is rare and without effective therapy, accurate diagnosis is of crucial importance to providing adequate patient counseling and information about the prognosis and course of the disease. Cases of suspected s-IBM should be referred to a center specializing in neuromuscular disease so that an appropriate diagnosis can be made and inappropriate treatments are avoided.