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BrainWaves


Aug 17, 2017

This week's clinical case features Dr. Megha Dhamne, a neuromuscular fellow from the Cleveland Clinic. Two weeks ago, she reviewed some of the antibodies associated with autoimmune myositis. But what happens when you suspect an autoimmune myositis, and antibody testing is negative?

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