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Speckle tracking echocardiography in acute lupus myocarditis : comparison to conventional echocardiography
Aims: Lupus myocarditis occurs in 5–10% of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). No single feature is diagnostic of lupus myocarditis. Speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) can detect subclinical left ...
Meeting the challenges in the diagnosis of inflammatory myopathies
(Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2015)
Inflammatory myopathy (IM) is a rubric term to describe a heterogeneous group of muscle diseases typified by dermatomyositis and polymyositis. The current classifications are unsatisfactory, but IM associated with other ...