Annals of Rheumatic Diseases
Published online: January 2018
Gerd Cecilie Dobloug, John Svensson, Ingrid E Lundberg, Marie Holmqvist.
Objectives: Patients with idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIMs) suffer an increased burden of comorbidities, but data on mortality in recently diagnosed IIM are conflicting. Also, little is known when, if ever, in relation to IIM diagnosis, mortality is increased.