Myositis: Update on Diagnosis and Management

In this CME, Dr. Rohit Aggarwal discusses how to explain the diagnostic process of idiopathic inflammatory myopathies, recall the distinctive clinical phenotypes associated with myositis specific autoantibodies, and describe the treatment updates in idiopathic inflammatory myopathies.

Educational Objectives 

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the diagnostic process of Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies (Myositis).
  • Recall the distinctive clinical phenotypes associated with myositis specific autoantibodies.
  • Describe the treatment updates in idiopathic inflammatory myopathies.


All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity have disclosed all financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. All of the relevant financial relationships for the individuals listed below have been mitigated. 

Dr. Rohit Aggarwal receives:

  • Grant/Research Support: Mallinckrodt, Pfizer, Bristol Myers-Squibb, Q32, EMD Serono, Janssen, Boehringer Ingelheim (BI), Genentech, Octapharma, CSL Behring
  • Consultant: Mallinckrodt, Octapharma, CLS Behring, Bristol Myers-Squibb, EMD Serono, Kezar, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Alexion, Argenx, Boehringer Ingelheim (BI), Corbus, Janssen, Kyverna, Roivant, Merck, Galapagos, Actigraph, Horizontal Therapeutics, Teva, ANI Pharmaceutical, Capella, Ililli, Sanofi, Orphazyme, Q32

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The University of Pittsburgh designates enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

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Release Date: 5/17/2023 | Last Modified On: 5/17/2023 | Expires: 5/17/2024


May 17, 2023


May 17, 2024

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Rohit Aggarwal, MD

Rohit Aggarwal, MD

Professor of Medicine Medical Director, Arthritis and Autoimmunity Center Sub-Specialty Education Coordinator Division of Rheumatology Department of Medicine

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