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May 11, 2015

1) Prevalence and distribution of VZV in temporal arteries of patients with giant cell arteritis and 2) Topic of the month: Immune-mediated necrotizing myopathy. This podcast for the Neurology Journal begins and closes with Dr. Robert Gross, Editor-in-Chief, briefly discussing highlighted articles from the print issue of Neurology. In the second segment Dr. Jennifer Bickel interviews Dr. Don Gilden about his paper on the prevalence and distribution of VZV in temporal arteries of patients with giant cell arteritis. Dr. Adam Numis is reading our e-Pearl of the week about unresponsive CIDP: Is it POEMS? In the next part of the podcast Dr. Ted Burns interviews Dr. Andy Mammen about the topic of dermatomyositis. The participants had nothing to disclose except Drs. Gilden, Numis, Burns and Mammen.Dr. Gilden serves as an Senior Associate Editor for Journal of NeuroVirology; serves as an editorial board member of In Vivo, Journal of Virology, Scientific American Medicine, Virus Genes, Neurology and Journal of the Neurological Sciences; and receives research support from the NIH.Dr. Numis serves on the editorial team for the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section. Dr. Ted Burns serves as Podcast Editor for Neurology®; and has received research support for consulting activities with CSL Behring and Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Dr. Mammen serves on the scientific advisory boards of aTYR Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Biogen Idec; serves as an editorial board member of Experimental Neurology and Arthritis and Rheumatism; receives license fee payments, royalties and revenue for a patent from INOVA Diagnostics Inc. for licensed test for anti-HMGCR antibodies; and research support from the NIH.