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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 trunk of your body. Dermatomyositis causes muscle weakness, plus a skin rash.

Other symptoms of myositis may include

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  1. Myositis (National Library of Medicine)  
    Myositis means inflammation of the muscles that you use to move your body. An injury, infection, or ... cause it. Two specific kinds are polymyositis and dermatomyositis. Polymyositis causes muscle weakness, usually in the muscles ...
  2. Inclusion Body Myositis From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) - Short Summary  
    NINDS Inclusion Body Myositis Information Page Table of Contents (click to jump to sections) What is Inclusion Body Myositis? Is there any treatment? ... Additional resources from MedlinePlus What is Inclusion Body Myositis? Inclusion body myositis (IBM) is one of a ...
  3. Dermatomyositis From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) - Short Summary  
    NINDS Dermatomyositis Information Page Table of Contents (click to jump to sections) What is Dermatomyositis? Is there any treatment? ... Trials Organizations Additional resources from MedlinePlus What is Dermatomyositis? Dermatomyositis is one of a group of muscle ...
  4. Juvenile Dermatomyositis (JDM) (American College of Rheumatology)  
    WHAT IS DERMATOMYOSITIS? Juvenile dermatomyositis is an inflammatory disease of the muscle (myositis), skin and blood vessels that affects about 3 in 1 million children ...
  5. Dermatomyositis: Signs and Symptoms (Muscular Dystrophy Association)  
    ... Signs and Symptoms What happens to someone with dermatomyositis? A reddish or purplish rash and scaly, rough ... organs can be damaged as a result. Disease: Dermatomyositis (DM) Printer-friendly version Send by email Dermatomyositis ...
  6. Inflammatory Myopathies (Myositis) (Muscular Dystrophy Association) - PDF  
    Facts About Inflammatory Myopathies (Myositis) Updated December 2009 2 Inflammatory Myopathies • ©2011 MDA Dear Friends: T he first time I heard the word dermatomyositis (DM), ...
  7. Myositis Association of America (Myositis Association of America)  
    ... click on Resources or About TMA. Read more » Myositis Information Cards Order today to educate others about myositis. Read more » 1 2 3 4 5 6 « » Play Pause OUR MISSION The mission of The Myositis Association is to: Provide support to myositis patients ...
  8. Inclusion-Body Myositis: Diagnosis (Muscular Dystrophy Association)  
    ... to Help MDA Search form Search Inclusion-Body Myositis (IBM) Diagnosis As with other muscle diseases, a doctor diagnoses inclusion-body myositis (IBM) by considering the individual’s personal history, family ...
  9. Dermatomyositis (DM) (American Osteopathic College of Dermatology)  
    ... Favorite Name: Category: Share: Yes No, Keep Private Dermatomyositis Share | Dermatomyositis (DM) is a rare inflammatory muscle disease that ... drugs, and infectious agents) in genetically predisposed individuals. Dermatomyositis can occur with other connective tissue disorders such ...
  10. Dermatomyositis: Diagnosis (Muscular Dystrophy Association)  
    ... Research Ways to Help MDA Search form Search Dermatomyositis (DM) Diagnosis As with other muscle diseases, a doctor diagnoses dermatomyositis (DM) by considering an individual’s history, family medical ...
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