Interstitial lung disease is one of the most important causes of mortality in patients with polymyositis or dermatomyositis. Understanding the risk factors for development and progression of interstitial lung disease is crucial to improving clinical outcomes.
Refers to Zhang, L. et al. Factors associated with interstitial lung disease in patients with polymyositis and dermatomyositis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS ONE11, e0155381 (2016)