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What is Inclusion Body Myositis?

What is Inclusion Body Myositis?

  • Inclusion Body Myositis: Progressive inflammatory muscle disease causing muscle weakness.
  • Inclusion Body Myositis: Progressive myopathies characterized by the presence of inclusion bodies on muscle biopsy. Sporadic and hereditary forms have been described. The sporadic form is an acquired, adult-onset inflammatory vacuolar myopathy affecting proximal and distal muscles. Familial forms usually begin in childhood and lack inflammatory changes. Both forms feature intracytoplasmic and intranuclear inclusions in muscle tissue. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1409-10)
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Inclusion Body Myositis: myositis characterized by weakness of limb muscles (especially the thighs and wrists and fingers); sometimes involves swallowing muscles; onset after 50 and slowly progressive; seen more often in men than in women.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Inclusion Body Myositis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Inclusion Body Myositis, or a subtype of Inclusion Body Myositis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Inclusion Body Myositis: Introduction

Types of Inclusion Body Myositis:

Broader types of Inclusion Body Myositis:

Who gets Inclusion Body Myositis?

Patient Profile for Inclusion Body Myositis: Usually after 50 but can occur earlier.

Profile for Inclusion Body Myositis: Symptoms of the disease usually begin after the age of 50, although the disease can sometimes occur earlier. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Inclusion Body Myositis Information Page: NINDS)

Gender Profile for Inclusion Body Myositis: More common in men.

Gender Ratio for Inclusion Body Myositis: male predominance

How serious is Inclusion Body Myositis?

Complications of Inclusion Body Myositis: see complications of Inclusion Body Myositis
Prognosis of Inclusion Body Myositis: IBM is generally resistant to all therapies, and its rate of progression also appears to be unaffected by the present treatments. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Inclusion Body Myositis Information Page: NINDS)

What causes Inclusion Body Myositis?

Causes of Inclusion Body Myositis: see causes of Inclusion Body Myositis

What are the symptoms of Inclusion Body Myositis?

Symptoms of Inclusion Body Myositis: see symptoms of Inclusion Body Myositis

Complications of Inclusion Body Myositis: see complications of Inclusion Body Myositis

Onset of Inclusion Body Myositis: adulthood

Inclusion Body Myositis: Testing

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Inclusion Body Myositis.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Inclusion Body Myositis: see treatments for Inclusion Body Myositis
Research for Inclusion Body Myositis: see research for Inclusion Body Myositis

Organs Affected by Inclusion Body Myositis:

Organs and body systems related to Inclusion Body Myositis include:

Name and Aliases of Inclusion Body Myositis

Main name of condition: Inclusion Body Myositis

Other names or spellings for Inclusion Body Myositis:

Inflammatory Myopathy, IBM, Inclusion body myositis, IBM

Myositis Source - Diseases Database

IBM, Myositis, inclusion body, Myositis, inclusion body, IBM
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Inclusion Body Myositis: Related Conditions

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