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Current Rheumatology Reviews


ISSN (Print): 1573-3971
ISSN (Online): 1875-6360

Review Article

Subcutaneous IgG in the Myositis Spectrum Disorders

Author(s): Maria Giovanna Danieli*, Chiara Gelardi, Veronica Pedini, Francesco Logullo and Armando Gabrielli

Volume 14, Issue 3, 2018

Page: [194 - 199] Pages: 6

DOI: 10.2174/1573397113666170314120602

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The efficacy of subcutaneous immunoglobulin is reported in several neurological disorders and, more recently, its use has been extended to other inflammatory diseases, such as the idiopathic inflammatory myopathies, including polymyositis and dermatomyositis. Due to the rarity of these disorders, the role of immunoglobulin, administered intravenously or subcutaneously, remains unclear and poorly investigated. We report our experience about the use of subcutaneous immunoglobulin in myositis spectrum disorders, from idiopathic inflammatory myopathies to more complex conditions, such as overlap and cancer-associated myositis or pregnancy.

Keywords: Cancer-associated myositis, dermatomyositis, myositis spectrum disorders, necrotizing autoimmune myositis, ocular myositis, overlap myositis, polymyositis, pregnancy, scleromyositis, subcutaneous immunoglobulin.

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