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How contagious is viral myositis?

How contagious is viral myositis?

Myositis is a...: Complication of a number of viruses. The virus can be spread but the other person is not likely to get the myositis. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Glueck
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Myositis (Definition)

Inflammation of the muscles that you use to move the body. Symptoms of myositis may include fatigue after walking or standing, tripping or falling, ...Read more


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Could having chicken pox & severe viral myositis at 40yr lead to ai disease with muscle involvemt a few years later or was mild disease alwys present?

Could having chicken pox & severe viral myositis at 40yr lead to ai disease with muscle involvemt a few years later or was mild disease alwys present?

Define AI: We need to clarify what ai is. After chickenpox the virus disappears but remains latent (in hiding and not infectious) in the dorsal ganglion of the neurologic system the virus will not remain in the muscle. It needs to be clarified what type of myositis you actually have. ...Read more

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Does anyone know about the recovery time of benign acute myositis?

2-3 weeks: Benign acute myositis in childern take that much to revcover. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could mold exposure lead to accute myositis?

Unknown: There is no study that directly links the two, so you should see your regular doctor to rule out other conditions that may cause acute myositis. ...Read more

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My father had "myositis acute lumbar muscles" is that something I could have inherited?

My father had "myositis acute lumbar muscles" is that something I could have inherited?

Most Unlikely!: Whoever DX you could probably answer that for you.
I don't know that being one of the inheritable diseases. It sounds like you inflammation of your lower back muscles! ...Read more

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Can mold exposure cause accute myositis?

No: No study has proven a relationship between mold exposure and acute myositis. ...Read more

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Can mold exposure eventually lead to accute myositis?

Possibly: There are many (hundreds, thousands) types of mold. Many molds excrete substances which can be toxic to various body systems, of which skeletal muscle is one. ...Read more

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9 yr old has benign acute myositis for the second time in a year. Both times while recovering from a virus. Could this indicate an ongoing condition?

9 yr old has benign acute myositis for the second time in a year. Both times while recovering from a virus. Could this indicate an ongoing condition?

Less likely: Myositis is a clinical diagnosis based on concurrent viral illness. fever is often associated with it.
Acute onset, and recovery.
Yes there are several viruses that can cause it, common ones being influenza this time of the year.
Confirmation is by doing a CPK-MB fraction assay.
Without such information recurrent episodes have to be looked at further. ...Read more

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Any one else have myositis? How does one get it?

Yes: Need to know what kindof myositis you are reffering to infectious myositis or ibm (inclusion body myositis)the former is mainly found on tropical climates and can be caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi, hiv-1 the oher one (h-ibm) is hereditary, (s-ibm)is an acquired myophatic process qand ethiology more difficult to pimpoint andremain controversials-ibm is more common after 50and incidence 35.3 per mill. ...Read more

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Who has inclusion body myositis?

A wide spectrum Pts.: This is an inflammatory muscle disease, with slowly progressive weakness and wasting of both distal and proximal muscles, most notably of the arms and legs. Because this randomly affects different people in different ways and at different rates, there is no "textbook case." there are two kinds, sporadic and hereditary. The hereditary case does not have inflammation and is thus not myositis. ...Read more

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Is myositis ossificans pretty rare?

Is myositis ossificans pretty rare?

Yes, MO is rare: Myositis ossificans occurs rarely in areas that have sustained significant soft tissue damage to muscle. The injured muscle can appear to "turn to bone" as the muscle calcifies, hardens and possibly limit function and motion.. ...Read more

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How to beat inclusion body myositis?

With a stick maybe?: No definitive treatment has proved effective for the sporadic form of the disease. A militaristic tough-as-nails let's-hard-nose-this-one-out how-to-beat-it when-the-going-gets-tough-the-tough-get-going attitude toward this disease will only cause greater feelings of failure and frustration down the line. Most proactive thing is to try to get into a clinical trial, see clinicaltrials. Gov. ...Read more

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Is myositis ossificans a rare disease?

Not rare: Myositis ossificans can occur with any muscle injury that produces an inflammatory response. It often occurs and resolves without us knowing it. The more severe ones are associated with bigger injuries, so we follow them more closely. Since it is not harmful, we encourage stretching and rest to give it a chance to resolve or play its course. ...Read more

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What can I do about myositis ossifican?

Need medical attenti: Myositis ossificans is treated with physical therapy, the use of non steroidal anti inflammatories, injections and in severe cases surgery. It is important for a sports medicine physician to direct your care. ...Read more

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Is myositis ossificans a rare condition?

How rare?: What frequency would you consider rare? It is a well-known condition, usually occurring as a result of trauma. ...Read more

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Hi. I am currently being tested for myositis. If it isn't, what else could it be? I'm sure I have fibromyalgia probably.

Hi. I am currently being tested for myositis. If it isn't, what else could it be? I'm sure I have fibromyalgia probably.

I presume ur Dr: Is suspecting some connective tissue and autoimmune conditions. Hopefully the tests are negative. Take care! Http://www. M.webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/myositis-symptoms-treatments-prognosis. Http://www. M.webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/fibromyalgia-herbs-and-supplements http://www. M.Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/news/20090604/chinese-herb-may-treat-autoimmune-diseases. ...Read more

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Are tumeric and myositis related?

Are tumeric and myositis related?

No: Tumeric is a spice and also has some anti-inflammatory activity and can be used to treat arthritic conditions. Myositis is a no-specific term which means inflammation of muscle. This can have infectious, autoimmune, traumatic causes and can be causes by toxins. Myositis is fairly uncommon. ...Read more

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Does baclofen alleviate myositis?

Does baclofen alleviate myositis?

No: Baclofen can sometime help muscle spastic conditions due to stroke or multiple sclerosis but it will not help myositis which is an inflammatory disease. ...Read more

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Treatment options for myositis? Thanks!

Treatment options for myositis? Thanks!

Could be complicated: Myositis is muscle inflammation. Inflammation damages the fibers of a muscle. This causes muscles to be weak by interfering with the ability of the muscles to contract. Although myositis can cause muscle aches and muscle tenderness, weakness is usually the dominant symptom. In some cases, myositis is a short-term problem that goes away after a few days or weeks. In other could be chronic. ...Read more

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What is inclusion body myositis (ibm)?

Genetic disorder: Ibm is a genetic disease in the group of diseases called inflammatory myopathies. It is progressive and leads to muscle weakness and wasting away of muscle. There is no cure but there are therapies that can help with symptoms. ...Read more

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Could I get some information on myositis (virus)?

Could I get some information on myositis (virus)?

Muscle inflammation: Muscle inflammation can be caused by non- infectious reasons (trauma, medications) or infectious agents such as viruses. Though many viruses can cause a myositis, better known viruses include Coxsackie. The condition affects young males (eg congestive heart failure) more than other populations, and will mostly resolve itself. Ibuprofen/NSAIDS is uses'd for pain control. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are the diagnostic tests for inclusion body myositis?

Ck emyograph biopsy: Ten fold increase creatine kinase enzyme, electromyography, muscle biopsy sent to neuropathologists, or human leucocyte gene assays using gene sequencing or similar tests will Narrow this down to sporadic type but this is a disease that begs more discoveries. Of course your doc needs to determine if your symptoms are those of IBM. ...Read more

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What is myositis and what are some treatment options for it?

What is myositis and what are some treatment options for it?

Muscle inflammation: Myosotis is an inflammatory muscle disease. There are several possible causes and the treatment depends on defining the cause. ...Read more

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What defining difference exists between polymyositis and inclusion body myositis?

What defining difference exists between polymyositis and inclusion body myositis?

Different diseases: Both are muscle diseases that are difficult to treat, polymyositis tending to affect shoulders and hips, inclusion body mysoitis the forearms. Polymyositis is the more treatable, but the more likely to become very serious, we know something of its cause unlike inclusion body myositis. Under the microscope they look different. Both are difficult and I wish you good luck and courage. ...Read more

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I was just diagnosed with myositis. Does this mean I have an auto-immune disease? How serious is this?

I was just diagnosed with myositis. Does this mean I have an auto-immune disease? How serious is this?

Serious but Rxable: Myositis is inflammation of muscles caused by autoimmune attack of the muscle tissue. It can sometimes be painful but the primary symptom is progressive weakness (over weeks and months). Affected muscles are usually proximal (closer to the body) such as shoulders and hips while wrists/hands and feet are usually spared. Should respond and improve with therapy. See a rheumatologist for help. ...Read more

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What does the rheumatic diseases which shows that she definitely does not have myositis specific or myositis associated antibody. What means?

What does the rheumatic diseases which shows that she definitely does not have myositis specific or myositis associated antibody. What means?

Need more info: It appears that these tests were done to help guide medical management, and fine tune treatment. Myositis refers to inflammation of the muscles. Talk with the physician who ordered the test for clarification. Symptoms like these are best evaluated in person by your physician. Based on the findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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Is tumeric useful as an anti-infalammatory for myositis?

Not strong enough: If the myositis is an autoimmune process, the tumeric is not strong enough. Corticosteroids and/or immunosuppressive medications are usually required to prevent further damage. If the myositis is due to infection, antibiotics are required. ...Read more

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What is volkmann's ischaemic contracture and myositis ossificans.?

See GYN...: First see a GYN provider for formal exam and see if there is any abnormal genital changes causing this problem. Blood tests can be also ordered to check for any hormonal imbalances. If all is negative and you appear healthy stress can be a cause so counseling would be the next step. ...Read more

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Do people die from myositis?

Myositis: Not usually. There has to be more going on to succumb. ...Read more

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What are some of the tests for Myositis?

The tests for Myositis include:: MRI of brain, MRI of spine, Electromyography, Muscle biopsy, Creatine kinase, Aldolase, Interstitial lung disease, Myocarditis, Lactate dehydrogenase, AST, ANA, Alanine aminotransferase, Anti Ro/SSA antibodies. ...Read more

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What is myositis and what are typical symptoms?

Proximal Weakness: Myositis means, literally, inflammation of muscles. The primary symptom is insidious (slow/progressive) weakness of muscles closest to the body, such as shoulders and thighs. If left untreated, weakness can progress to point where one is unable to stand without assistance, finds it very difficult to climb stairs, and unable to raise arms. Pain can be present but weakness is primary symptom. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: myositis?

What is the definition or description of: myositis?

See below: Inflammation of the muscles that you use to move the body. Symptoms of myositis may include fatigue after walking or standing, tripping or falling, trouble swallowing or breathing. ...Read more

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What is myositis and what are typical symptoms of it?

Weakness>Pain: Myositis is inflammation of muscles caused by autoimmune attack of the muscle tissue. It can sometimes be painful but the primary symptom is progressive weakness (over weeks and months). Affected muscles are usually proximal (closer to the body) such as shoulders and hips while wrists/hands and feet are usually spared. Sometimes accompanied by Raynaud's and purple/red rash around eyes and on chest ...Read more