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January 1984

Inclusion Body Myositis and Chronic Immune Thrombocytopenia

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Neurology (Drs Riggs, Gutmann, and McComas), Pathology (Dr Schochet), and Medicine (Dr Rogers), West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown.

Arch Neurol. 1984;41(1):93-95. doi:10.1001/archneur.1984.04050130099033

• We report a case of inclusion body myositis and chronic immune thrombocytopenia with serum platelet antibodies and circulating immune complexes. Although immune mechanisms probably play an important role in the pathogenesis of inclusion body myositis, a viral etiology cannot be excluded.

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