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Mortality factors in idiopathic inflammatory myopathy: focusing on malignancy and interstitial lung disease.
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PMID:  22669599     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to assess the incidence and common types of concomitant malignancies and to define predictive factors of death in Korean patients with idiopathic inflammatory myopathy (IIM). METHODS: From January 1989 to May 2011, 162 patients were diagnosed with IIM at a university hospital in Korea. The medical records were retrospectively reviewed. The clinical findings of the patients were compared for malignancy, and the prognostic factors predicting death were analyzed. RESULTS: Malignancies were found in 17 patients (10.5 %), all of whom had a significantly lower frequency of interstitial lung disease (ILD) and an older age at onset. The main causes of death were ILD and malignancy. Older age at diagnosis, presence of malignancy, rapidly progressive ILD and minimal creatinine phosphokinase (CPK) elevation were independent risk factors for death. CONCLUSIONS: Malignancy was one of the most serious risk factor for death in our patients with IIM. Early discovery of malignancy is important, and an extensive investigation for common malignancies in each region should be done at diagnosis and for a minimum of 2 years thereafter. As minimally elevated CPK levels in ILD patients may be associated with fatal ILD, an early evaluation and a more aggressive treatment of ILD should be considered in these patients.
Jin-Hyun Woo; Yun Jung Kim; Jin Ju Kim; Chan-Bum Choi; Yoon-Kyoung Sung; Tae-Hwan Kim; Jae-Bum Jun; Sang-Cheol Bae; Dae-Hyun Yoo
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-6
Journal Detail:
Title:  Modern rheumatology / the Japan Rheumatism Association     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1439-7609     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-6-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100959226     Medline TA:  Mod Rheumatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Rheumatology, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Chungju-si, Chungbuk-do, 380-701, South Korea.
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