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Clinicopathologic features of sporadic inclusion body myositis in China

Ke Li1, Chuanqiang Pu2, Xusheng Huang2, Jiexiao Liu2, Yanling Mao2, Xianghui Lu2
DOI: 10.1016/j.pjnns.2015.06.004
Neurol Neurochir Pol 2015;49(4):245-250.


This study is to investigate the clinical and pathologic features of sporadic inclusion body myositis (sIBM) in China. We retrospectively evaluated the clinical and pathological features of consecutive patients in our department between January 1986 to May 2012. Total 28 cases of sIBM (20 males, 8 females, mean age was 56.93±8.79) were obtained by review of all 4099 muscle biopsy reports. The proportion of sIBM was 0.68% (28/4099) in China. Muscle weakness of quadriceps appeared 100% in 28 cases, while conspicuous atrophy of quadriceps appeared only in five cases (17.86%). Creatase values of 28 patients with sIBM were normal or mildly elevated. Muscle biopsies showed that atrophic fibers resembled more frequent in small angular and irregular shape (82.14%), less common in small round shape (17.86%). Rimmed vacuoles resembled crack (67.86%) and round (32.14%) shape. Mononuclear cell invasion into necrotic muscle fibers (35.71%) was more frequent than non-necrotic muscle fibers (7.14%). sIBM was still a rare disease in China compared to other countries. There were some certain specific pathological characteristics existed in Chinese sIBM patients.

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