Polymyositis And Dermatomyositis

The evidence of association in polymyositis and der-matomyositis with lymphoproliferative malignancies is unclear. There is not one cohort study that demonstrates such relationship. However, the opposite is true of solid tumors. Dermatomyositis appears more strongly associated than polymyositis with malignant tumors (other than lymphoproliferative) [32, 33] with SIR between 2.4 and 8.3. Maoz et al. [34] in a recent study of Israeli patients found a statistically significant SIR of 12.6, irrespective of their having polymyositis or dermatomyositis (Table 4).

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