Inflammatory myopathies in children

Pediatr Clin North Am. 2005 Apr;52(2):493-520, vi-vii. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2005.01.004.

Abstract

Juvenile idiopathic inflammatory myopathies are rare conditions that are probably autoimmune in nature. Juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) is the most common inflammatory myopathy. This article describes a recent patient who presented with typical JDM and uses her case to discuss aspects of the childhood inflammatory myopathies.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Complement System Proteins / immunology
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Edema / pathology
  • Female
  • Genetic Predisposition to Disease
  • Histocompatibility Antigens Class I / immunology
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Minor Histocompatibility Antigens
  • Muscle, Skeletal / pathology
  • Myositis / diagnosis*
  • Myositis / genetics
  • Myositis / immunology

Substances

  • Histocompatibility Antigens Class I
  • MR1 protein, human
  • Minor Histocompatibility Antigens
  • Complement System Proteins