Myositis means inflammation of the muscles that you use to move your body. An injury, infection, or autoimmune disease can cause it. Two specific kinds are polymyositis and dermatomyositis. Polymyositis causes muscle weakness, usually in the muscles closest to the ...1

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Symptoms of Myositis

There are at least three distinct patterns that can occur in people with myositis. Some people have:

  • severe symptoms (acute myositis) that may settle in one to two years
  • longer-lasting or persistent symptoms (chronic persistent disease)
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Complications of Myositis

Complications of myositis Some people with myositis respond less well to treatment and find the condition significantly affects their everyday activities and quality of life. But continuing to exercise usually helps improve muscle strength. If you have severe myositis, you ...2

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Causes List: Myositis

Some of the causes of the condition may include:3 Causes of Myositis:

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Causes List for Myositis

Some possible causes of Myositis or similar disorders may include:4

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Types of Myositis

Types of myositis There are different types of myositis which all affect the muscles, including:

  • polymyositis - which affects many different muscles, particularly the shoulders, hips and thigh muscles; it's more common in women and tends to affect people aged 30 ...
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Diagnosis of Myositis

Diagnosing myositis Your GP will ask you about your symptoms and examine you. If they think you may have myositis, you’ll need to have some tests to help rule out other conditions with similar symptoms. Tests you may have ...5

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Treatments: Myositis

Treating myositis Exercise and physiotherapy You must be very careful about exercising if you have severe symptoms of myositis, such as severe muscle pain and weakness. Most specialists don't recommend exercising during this period. However, it's very important to maintain ...6

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Research for Myositis

What research is being done? The National Institutes of Health (NIH), through the collaborative efforts of its National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), and National Institute of Environmental ...7

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  1. Source: MedLinePlus (NIH): myositis.html
  2. Source: NHS Choices UK: conditions/ myositis/ 
  3. Source: Human Phenotype Ontology
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: NHS Choices UK: conditions/ myositis/ 
  6. ibid.
  7. Source: NINDS (NIH): disorders/ inflammatory_myopathies/ detail_inflammatory_myopathies.htm

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