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Assessing the Accuracy of Neuromuscular Ultrasound for Inclusion Body Myositis.

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Summary of "Assessing the Accuracy of Neuromuscular Ultrasound for Inclusion Body Myositis."

Inclusion body myositis (IBM) can have clinical and electrodiagnostic features similar to other neuromuscular diseases, making it a diagnostic challenge. This prospective study was designed to determine the accuracy of forearm ultrasound for IBM.

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Name: Muscle & nerve
ISSN: 1097-4598
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