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Inclusion Body Myositis

Inclusion Body Myositis: Introduction

Inclusion Body Myositis: Inclusion body myositis (IBM) is an inflammatory muscle disease characterized by slow and relentlessly progressive muscle weakness and atrophy ... more about Inclusion Body Myositis.

Inclusion Body Myositis: Progressive inflammatory muscle disease causing muscle weakness. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Inclusion Body Myositis is available below.

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Prognosis for Inclusion Body Myositis

Prognosis for 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)

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Inclusion body myositis (IBM) is an inflammatory muscle disease characterized by slow and relentlessly progressive muscle weakness and atrophy of the muscles. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Inclusion Body Myositis Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of 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)

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)


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