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BMC Neurology

, 11:143

Neuromuscular disorders and peripheral neurology

Abstract

BackgroundLittle is known about the clinical features and true survival risk factors in Chinese Han population. We conducted the current study to investigate the clinical features, long-term outcome and true potential indicators associated with mortality of idiopathic inflammatory myopathies IIM in China.

MethodsWe restrospectvely investigated 188 patients diagnosed with IIM at our hospital from January 1986 to April 2009. The primary outcome was determined with mortality. The secondary outcomes for survival patients were organ damage and disease activity, health status, and disability, which were assessed with Myositis Damage Index, Myositis Disease Activity Assessment Visual Analogue Scales, Health Assessment Questionnaire Disability Index, and the Modified Rankin Scale, respectively. Potential prognostic factors for mortality were analyzed with the multivariate Cox regression model.

ResultsMean age at disease onset was 43.8 ± 15.8 years and male to female ratio was 1:2.1 in this cohort. The 1-, 5-, 10-, 15- and 20-year survival rates were 93.6%, 88.7%, 81%, 73.6% and 65.6%. The independent predicators for mortality were age at disease onset hazard ratio HR:1.05, 95% CI 1.02 - 1.08, presence of cancer HR:3.68, 95%CI 1.39 - 9.74, and elevated IgA level at diagnosis HR:2.80, 95% CI 1.16-6.74. At the end of the follow-up, 29 patients manifested drug withdrawal within an average 4.1 years range 0.5-15.2 year, most patients 85.9% had no disease activity and 130 patients 83.4% had no disability.

ConclusionsThe long-term outcomes of IIM patients in our cohort have improved dramatically. Those patients most likely to survive had a high chance of reaching stable disease status, and obtained long-term or possibly permanent remission to a large extent.

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Author: Xiao Ming Shu - Xin Lu - Yao Xie - Guo Chun Wang

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