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Signs of Inclusion Body Myositis

Symptoms of Inclusion Body Myositis

The list of medical symptoms mentioned in various sources for Inclusion Body Myositis may include:

Note that Inclusion Body Myositis symptoms usually refers to various medical symptoms known to a patient, but the phrase Inclusion Body Myositis signs may often refer to those signs that are only noticable by a doctor.

Signs or Symptoms of Inclusion Body Myositis:

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) muscles. There may be weakness of the wrist and finger muscles and atrophy of the quadricep muscles in the legs. Atrophy or shrinking of the forearms is also characteristic. Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia) occurs in approximately half of IBM cases. Symptoms of the disease usually begin after the age of 50, although the disease can sometimes occur earlier. Falling and tripping are usually the first noticeable symptoms of IBM. For some patients the disorder begins with weakness in the hands causing difficulty with gripping, pinching, and buttoning. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Inclusion Body Myositis Information Page: NINDS)

More Symptoms of Inclusion Body Myositis:

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What are the signs of Inclusion Body Myositis?

The phrase "signs of Inclusion Body Myositis" should, strictly speaking, refer only to those signs and symptoms of Inclusion Body Myositis that are not readily apparent to the patient. The word "symptoms of Inclusion Body Myositis" is the more general meaning; see symptoms of Inclusion Body Myositis.

The signs and symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Inclusion Body Myositis. This medical information about signs and symptoms for Inclusion Body Myositis has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Inclusion Body Myositis signs or Inclusion Body Myositis symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Inclusion Body Myositis may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Inclusion Body Myositis symptoms.


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