Monteiro, Paulo; Coutinho, Margarida; Salvador, Maria João; MaIcata, Armando
April 2009
Acta Reumatológica Portuguesa;2009, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p261
Academic Journal
The authors report the case of a 69-years-old woman with Sjögren's syndrome. After 8 years of disease she developed muscle weakness and the diagnosis of inclusion body myositis was established. This is a rare association. The patient had a good response to the immunosupressive treatment. Similar cases can be found in the literature and there seems to be a subset of inclusion body myositis associated with autoimmune diseases that shows a better response to treatment and a more favourable prognosis.


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