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New application of myocardial antimyosin scintigraphy: diagnosis of myocardial disease in polymyositis.
  1. D Le Guludec,
  2. F Lhote,
  3. P Weinmann,
  4. I Royer,
  5. B Jarrousse,
  6. N Caillat-Vigneron,
  7. L Guillevin,
  8. J L Moretti
  1. Service de Médecine Nucléaire, Hôpital Bichat, Paris, France.


    Heart disease is a rare but important complication of polymyositis. Diagnosis of myocardial disease is usually based on non-specific clinical, electrocardiographic, and echocardiographic data. This paper reports a case of polymyositis with myocardial disease diagnosed by myocardial imaging with radiolabelled antibody to myosin, a specific marker of the necrotic myocardial fibre.

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