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BrainWaves Quanta: The antibody spectrum of inflammatory muscle disease

MedLink Neurology
Podcast is delighted to feature selected episodes from BrainWaves, courtesy of James E Siegler MD, its originator and host. BrainWaves is an academic audio podcast whose mission is to educate medical providers through clinical cases and topical reviews in neurology, medicine, and the humanities, and episodes originally aired from 2016 to 2021.

Originally released: August 7, 2017

Progressive weakness can be terrifying for patients. And even more terrifying for clinicians can be the vast number of potential causes to consider. Among them are disorders of muscle inflammation. In this week's episode of the Quanta series, Dr. Megha Dhamne reviews the clinically relevant antibodies and associated phenotypes we see in patients with autoimmune myositis.

Produced by James E Siegler. Music by Coldnoise and Josh Woodward. BrainWaves' podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used for clinical decision-making.


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