Idiopathic inflammatory myopathy

Idiopathic inflammatory myopathy is a group of disorders characterized by inflammation of the muscles used for movement (skeletal muscles). Idiopathic inflammatory myopathy usually appears in adults between ages 40 and 60 or in children between ages 5 and 15, though ...1

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Symptoms of Idiopathic inflammatory myopathy

Symptoms: The Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) provides the following list of features that have been reported in people with this condition. Much of the information in the HPO comes from Orphanet, a European rare disease database. Signs and Symptoms

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Types of Idiopathic inflammatory myopathy

Some types of this condition may include:2 Types of Idiopathic inflammatory myopathy:

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Genetics of Idiopathic inflammatory myopathy

Genetic Changes: Idiopathic inflammatory myopathy is thought to arise from a combination of genetic and environmental factors. The term "idiopathic" indicates that the specific cause of the disorder is unknown. Researchers have identified variations in several genes that may influence ...3

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Names and Terminology

Other Names for This Condition

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  1. Source: GHR (NLM/NIH): condition/ idiopathic-inflammatory-myopathy
  2. Source: NCI Thesaurus
  3. Source: GHR (NLM/NIH): condition/ idiopathic-inflammatory-myopathy
  4. ibid.

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