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Hector Chinoy, Robert G. Cooper
Oxford University Press, Jan 4, 2018 - Myositis - 192 pages
The idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM) are a rare group of autoimmune diseases, negatively affecting the lives of an estimated 250,000 people worldwide. Delays in diagnosis often occur owing to a lack of recognition of disease presentation, or misdiagnosis, both of which can lead to muscle atrophy.
This new addition to the Oxford Rheumatology Library series focuses on providing a summary of what is currently understood about the epidemiology of myositis, controversies in diagnosis criteria, clinical features, and the current paradigms for treatment and intervention. Designed to bring together the multi-disciplinary involvement of healthcare professionals for IMM patients, this is the first easy-to-navigate guide for the practical management of myositis.
This is an essential guide for both physicians and trainees in Rheumatology, Neurology, and Dermatology specialities.

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Differential diagnosis
Important disease subtypes and associations
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About the author (2018)

Hector Chinoy, Senior Lecturer in Rheumatology, Division of Musculoskeletal and Dermatological Sciences, University of Manchester, UK, Robert G. Cooper, Professor of Medicine (Muscle & Rheumatology), MRC/ARUK Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease, University of Liverpool, UK

Dr Hector Chinoy
Dr Chinoy is a Senior Clinical Lecturer in Rheumatology at the University of Manchester, UK, and an Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist at Salford Royal Hospital. He is on the editorial board for the European Medical Journal and Reumatologia, and is the principal investigator of the UK Medical Research Council funded prospective myositis cohort collection, MYOPROSP. His research interests include the genetic, epidemiological, and clinical aspects of adult myositis.

Professor Robert G Cooper
Professor Cooper is the Chair of Medicine (Muscle and Rheumatology) in the MRC/Arthritis Research UK Institute for Ageing and Chronic Disease in the University of Liverpool, and an honorary Chair in the Centre for Integrated Genomic Medical Research in the University of Manchester. He has a long-standing research interest in the immunogenetic basis for myositis, and has worked on the development of myositis-specific antibodies.

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