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Myositis: Introduction

Myositis: One of the underlying causes for muscle weakness/myopathy. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Myositis is available below.

Symptoms of Myositis

  • Muscle weakness that often presents with distal muscle weakness (feet and hands)
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Falls and inability to hold objects
  • more symptoms...»

Treatments for Myositis

  • No effective treatment at this stage
  • However prednisone and methotrexate are used to slow the progression of the disease process
  • more treatments...»

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Myositis: Related Patient Stories

Myositis: Deaths

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Myositis: Complications

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Causes of Myositis

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Latest Treatments for Myositis

Myositis: Animations

Research about Myositis

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Clinical Trials for Myositis

The US based website lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

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Statistics for Myositis

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Definitions of 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)

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)


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