Inclusion body myositis and chronic lymphocytic leukemia: a case series

Neurology. 2014 Jul 1;83(1):98-9. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000000546. Epub 2014 May 23.


Sporadic inclusion body myositis (IBM) is distinguished from other inflammatory myopathies based on clinical and histopathologic features, including slowly progressive weakness in middle or later age, with a predilection for finger flexors, wrist flexors, and quadriceps muscles. We report 4 patients with IBM and chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Only one such patient has been reported previously.1

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Chronic, B-Cell / complications*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Myositis, Inclusion Body / complications*