About this Research Topic
This Research Topic aims at revealing novel pathophysiological processes, deepening our understanding as well as identifying more predicting factors or therapeutic regimens for extra-muscular complications in IIM patients. To deepen our understanding through different approaches, a wide range of types of manuscripts will fall into our scope, including Original Research, Review, Meta-Analysis, and Case Report with enough originality and clinical value. Any clinical, translational or laboratory studies that are relevant to the topic will be welcome and taken into consideration for peer review and publication. To gain various insights from a wider range of researchers, contributions from multiple disciplines are advocated, such as rheumatology, neurology, cardiology, dermatology, respirology, intensive care, transplantation surgery and laboratory medicine.
The work would focus on, but is not limited to, the following fields:
- Extra-muscular involvement: cutaneous lesions, interstitial lung disease, secondary haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, carcinoma, thrombotic events, opportunistic infections
- Diagnosis in IIM multiple extra-muscular complications
- Epidemiology related to IIM multiple extra-muscular complications
- Pathophysiological mechanisms of IIM multiple extra-muscular complications
- Identification of humoral biomarkers, imaging characteristics, predictive factors or algorithms
- Novel therapeutic regimens or preventive approaches.
Keywords: Dermatomyositis, Polymyositis, idiopathic inflammatory myopathies, Interstitial lung disease, cutaneous lesions
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