IN THE current issue of the ARCHIVES, Caproni and associates at several Italian universities have combined their data on a large group of patients with dermatomyositis seen during a 10-year period.1 They describe a subset of these patients whom they identify as having amyopathic dermatomyositis, and these patients are the focus of the analysis. Our group at the Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, has had a long-standing interest in this problem, as reflected in our published series.2,3 We are delighted to see the expanding interest in this important problem for dermatologists.
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