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What was generally felt to be one inflammatory myopathy 40 years ago are now recognized to be four distinct diseases today. While there are common features from a clinical standpoint, they are different in their histology and pathology. There are also differences in the response to therapy. The use of magnetic imaging and the recognition of muscle-specific antibodies are useful in separating these conditions from one another. There is active clinical research in finding new treatments for IBM and improving treatments for the other inflammatory myopathies.

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