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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 1996;20(2):37.
Treatment of Polymyositis with Steroid
Myung Heun Lee, M.D. , Sei Joo Kim, M.D.
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Medicine, Korea University
다발성 근염의 치료 결과 -증례보고-
이명흔, 김세주
고려대학교 의과대학 재활의학교실

Polymyositis is non-hereditary, autoimmune rheumatic disease characterized by chronic inflammation of skeletal muscles. The disease showed relatively good response to treatment compared to the other myopathy. There are a few reports of the clinical course of patients with polymyositis and an analysis of their responses to therapy, especially at the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine in Korea. So we report three cases of polymyositis treated with the steroid. This report emphasizes that the serum enzymes, creatine phosphokinase and lactic dehydrogenase levels were more sensitive than muscle strength tests or clinical symptoms in recording the response to treatment in patients.

Key Words: Polymyositis, Steroid


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