This book presents a comprehensive review of the inflammatory myopathies, including dermatomyositis, polymyositis, and inclusion body myositis. Representing the most up-to-date knowledge on this family of diseases, The Inflammatory Myopathies covers clinical presentation, methods of diagnosis, ongoing assessment of clinical course, treatment, and the latest information on pathogenesis. Physical, laboratory, imaging, and serological findings are discussed in the context of chronic disease, complications, and co-morbidities. The role and mechanism of inflammatory response is also explored with reference to emerging humoral and cellular targets for therapeutic intervention. The Inflammatory Myopathies is the gold-standard in the field and a must have resource for rheumatologists, neurologists and all healthcare professionals who treat afflicted patients.