Misdiagnosis of Inclusion Body Myositis
Alternative diagnoses list for Inclusion Body Myositis:
For a diagnosis of Inclusion Body Myositis,
the following list of conditions
have been mentioned in sources
as possible alternative diagnoses
to consider during the diagnostic process for Inclusion Body Myositis:
Diseases for which Inclusion Body Myositis may be an alternative diagnosis
The other diseases for which Inclusion Body Myositis
is listed as a possible alternative
diagnosis in their lists include:
Discussion of diagnosis/misdiagnosis of Inclusion Body Myositis:
The disorder is very similar to another
inflammatory myopathy called polymyositis. In fact, IBM is often diagnosed
in cases of polymyositis that are unresponsive to therapy. However, IBM
has its own distinctive features.
The onset of muscle weakness in IBM is
generally gradual (over months or years). Also, IBM, which occurs more
frequently in men than women, affects both the proximal (closest to the
center of the body) and distal (farthest from the center of the body)
(Source: excerpt from NINDS Inclusion Body Myositis Information Page: NINDS)
General Misdiagnosis Articles
Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.
When checking for a misdiagnosis of Inclusion Body Myositis
or confirming a diagnosis of Inclusion Body Myositis,
it is useful to consider what other
medical conditions might be possible misdiagnoses or other alternative
conditions relevant to diagnosis.
These alternate diagnoses of Inclusion Body Myositis may already have
been considered by your doctor or may need to be considered as possible
alternative diagnoses or candidates for misdiagnosis of Inclusion Body Myositis.
For a general overview of misdiagnosis issues for all diseases,
see Overview of Misdiagnosis.