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What type of disease is polymyositis? autoimmune?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Yes it is autoimmune: Autoimmune it is. Drugs to treat it affect the immune system, and dampen an inappropriate immune response to your muscle.

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