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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