SESSION TITLE: Fellow Case Report Slide: Diffuse Lung Disease
SESSION TYPE: Affiliate Case Report Slide
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
INTRODUCTION: Dermatomyositis (DM) & Polymyositis (PM) are associated with interstitial lung disease (ILD). Myositis ILD is tightly linked to anti-Jo1 antibody. Other antibodies can be seen including: Anti- PL-7, PL-12, OJ and EJ. A subset of DM patients present with skin manifestations but without muscular involvement. They are described as having Clinically Amyopathic DM (CADM). CADM is associated with ILD at a similar rate to DM & PM.