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inclusion body myositis

 

Definition: a slowly progressive inflammatory myopathy with a male predominance and preferential weakness onset in the quadriceps muscles, finger flexors, or pharyngeal muscles. Inflammatory infiltrate can be observed, with a predominance of CD8+ T cells.

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