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What is Myositis?

What is Myositis?

  • Myositis: One of the underlying causes for muscle weakness/myopathy.
  • Myositis: Inflammation of skeletal muscle (MUSCLE, SKELETAL). Infectious, autoimmune, and paraneoplastic processes represent some of the more common conditions that may be associated with myositis. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed., pp 1402-13)
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Myositis: inflammation of muscle tissue.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

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

Myositis: Introduction

Types of Myositis:

Broader types of Myositis:

How serious is Myositis?

Complications of Myositis: see complications of Myositis

What causes Myositis?

Causes of Myositis: see causes of Myositis

What are the symptoms of Myositis?

Symptoms of Myositis: see symptoms of Myositis

Complications of Myositis: see complications of Myositis

Can anyone else get Myositis?

More information: see contagiousness of Myositis
Inheritance: see inheritance of Myositis

Myositis: Testing

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Myositis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Myositis: Allergist/Immunologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Myositis.
Treatments for Myositis: see treatments for Myositis
Research for Myositis: see research for Myositis

Name and Aliases of Myositis

Main name of condition: Myositis

Other names or spellings for Myositis:

Inclusion Body Myositis

Inflammatory myopathy Source - Diseases Database

Idiopathic myopathy, IIM, Idiopathic inflammatory myopathy, Idiopathic inflammatory myopathy, familial
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Myositis: Related Conditions

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