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Plurimetabolic syndrome in dermatomyositis / polymyositis

Grant number: 11/15524-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2011
Effective date (End): October 31, 2012
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Medicine - Medical Clinics
Principal researcher:Samuel Katsuyuki Shinjo
Grantee:Mariana Teichner de Moraes
Home Institution: Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da USP (HCFMUSP). Secretaria da Saúde (São Paulo - Estado). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM) are a heterogeneous group of chronic autoimmune disease, systemic, associated with high morbidity and functional disability. Concerning to the clinical and histopathological features, the MII can be classified into polymyositis (PM), dermatomyositis (DM), juvenile dermatomyositis, myositis, a corpuscle, myositis associated with malignancy and myositis associated with other collagen diseases.In relation to the metabolic syndrome (PMS), it is a multifactorial disease of elevated prevalence. It is a series of disorders characterized by biochemical and physiological change in fasting glucose levels, central obesity, dyslipidemia and hypertension.In the few available studies, the prevalence of PMS in systemic autoimmune rheumatic diseases ranges from 14 to 62.8% and thus higher than in the general population. This high prevalence suggests that the presence or treatment of autoimmune diseases systemic influences the risk of developing PMS.However, to our knowledge, no studies in the literature, assessing the prevalence, as well as the impact of SPM in IIM, which motivated us to conduct this study.

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DE MORAES, MARIANA TEICHNER; CARLOS DE SOUZA, FERNANDO HENRIQUE; MORAES DE BARROS, THIAGO BITAR; SHINJO, SAMUEL KATSUYUKI. Analysis of Metabolic Syndrome in Adult Dermatomyositis With a Focus on Cardiovascular Disease. ARTHRITIS CARE & RESEARCH, v. 65, n. 5, p. 793-799, MAY 2013. Web of Science Citations: 17.

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