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autoimmune disease of unknown cause. It is a subgroup of the idiopathic (unknown cause) inflammatory muscle diseases and is characterized by myositis, interstitial lung disease, arthritis, and Raynaud's phenomenon. Antisynthetase syndrome is a chronic
Last updated: 5/15/2008
- Tzioufas AG. Orphanet. November 2001; http://www.orpha.net/data/patho/Pro/en/Antisynthetase-FRenPro8611.pdf. Accessed 5/12/2008.
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