Can ILD precede the development of Dermatomyositis? Dermatomyositis? IIM?
Yes for IIM
Biochemical myositis is recognized to precede ILD in 12% of the patients with Anti Synthetase syndrome, whereas ILD precedes myositis in 37% of these, and their onset is simultaneous in 50%
Solomon J, Swigris JJ, Brown KK. Myositis-related interstitial lung disease and antisynthetase syndrome. J Bras Pneumol. 2011 Jan-Feb;37(1):100-9. doi: 10.1590/s1806-37132011000100015. PMID: 21390438; PMCID: PMC3676869.