The lung in polymyositis

Clin Chest Med. 1998 Dec;19(4):701-12, viii. doi: 10.1016/s0272-5231(05)70111-8.


Polymyositis is associated with a variety of pulmonary manifestations that may complicate an established case, occur simultaneously with the muscle manifestations, or precede the muscle disease. Included are respiratory muscle involvement, aspiration syndromes, and a variety of interstitial lung reactions.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Humans
  • Lung Diseases / etiology*
  • Lung Diseases, Interstitial / etiology
  • Polymyositis* / complications
  • Polymyositis* / immunology