Assessment
Questionnaire

Have a symptom?
See what questions
a doctor would ask.
 

Glossary for Inclusion Body Myositis

  • Actinomycosis: An infection that results from the bacteria sp. Actinomyces.
  • Alveolar Hydatid Disease: Rare multi-organ tapeworm infection caught from animals.
  • Alzheimer's Disease: Dementia-causing brain disease mostly in seniors and the elderly.
  • Balance symptoms: Problems with balance or vertigo
  • Bornholm disease: Contagious viral infection
  • Coordination problems: Symptoms affecting physical coordination.
  • Cysticercosis: An infectious disease caused by the pork tapeworm Taenia solium. If the larvae are ingested then a mild or asymptomatic tapeworm infection occurs. However, ingested eggs pass into the bloodstream where they can then enter various tissues and form the cysts that characterize cysticercosis.
  • Dermatomyositis: A muscle disease characterized by chronic muscle inflammation resulting in progressive muscle weakness and a characteristic rash.
  • Falling: The unintentional motion of falling
  • Fibromyalgia: A difficult to diagnose condition affecting the muscles and/or joints
  • Gangrene: Tissue death
  • Hand weakness: Weakness of one or both hands
  • Inclusion Body Myositis: Progressive inflammatory muscle disease causing muscle weakness.
  • Muscle atrophy: Decrease in size and bulk of muscle.
  • Muscle conditions: Any condition that affects the muscles of the body
  • Muscle weakness: A condition which is characterized by an inability of the muscles to function at their full strenght
  • Musculoskeletal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system of bones, muscles and related structures.
  • Myalgia: Muscle aches and pains
  • Myoglobinuria: Myoglobin (muscle protein) in the urine. It is often caused by destruction of muscle tissue for a variety of reasons such as certain drugs, metabolic abnormalities and trauma.
  • Myositis: One of the underlying causes for muscle weakness/myopathy.
  • Neurocysticercosis: Brain/CNS infection with the tapeworm Cysticercosis
  • Non-pathogenic inflammatory conditions: Medical disorders that cause inflammation, but are not due to any infectious pathogen.
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica: A condition characterized by muscle pain and stiffness, fatigue and fever. It is often associated with giant-cell arteritis which is a related but more serious condition.
  • Pyomyositis: A bacterial infection of the muscles caused by Staphylococcus aureus. It occurs in tropical areas and people with weak immune systems are the most vulnerable.
  • Sarcoidosis: Rare autoimmune disease usually affecting the lungs.
  • Sarcosporidiosis: Infection with a protozoa called Sarcocystis. The condition is often asymptomatic. Infection usually occurs by eating raw infected meat.

 

By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use. Information provided on this site is for informational purposes only; it is not intended as a substitute for advice from your own medical team. The information on this site is not to be used for diagnosing or treating any health concerns you may have - please contact your physician or health care professional for all your medical needs. Please see our Terms of Use.

Home | Symptoms | Diseases | Diagnosis | Videos | Tools | Forum | About Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Advertise