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Benign Acute Childhood Myositis Treatment
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
Muscle inflammation: Myosotis is an inflammatory muscle disease. There are several possible causes and the treatment depends on defining the cause. ...Read more
See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
See below: There are 3 major approaches. One is medication which can retard further bone growth, the second is radiation of the affected area to stop bone growth and finally there is surgery to remove it often followed by radiation. Not all myositis ossificans causes problems particularly if it is not impinging on joint movement. ...Read more
What are the very latest and cutting edge treatments for inclusion body myositis (ibm)? Any good trials out there?
Yes,see list below: First need to have the proper diagnosis. So far no single treament have been found to produce cure. They are several new drugs on trial such as etanercep9tumor necrosis factor)alemtuzumab(t-celldepleting monoclonal antibody)follistatin(antagonist of myostatin pathway)arimoclomol(heat shock protein conducer)lithium(inhibitor of the glycogen synthase kinase enzyme)needless to say you need a physician. ...Read more
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?
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
Computer work causing muscle inflammation. Physical therapy & Naproxen just ordered. Considering stopping all supplements. Thoughts?
Muscle relaxant? : More to do with your posture during work as well as taking few breaks. In the mean time, consider going to an urgent care center or primary to be evaluated for muscle relaxants as well as other therapeutic modalities. If your symptoms last more than 4 weeks, seek your primary for any imaging to be done. ...Read more
Most no. Some yes.: There are many types of myositis. Some after bouts of therapy go into remission and do not recur, particularly in children with dermatomyositis. Many other types, more so in adults can be remitted, but require constant therapy. And a few cases are quite severe and can cause death. See someone in rheumatology for management. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
If someone has myositis does it stay in one muscle or spreads throughout the entire body? If it does spread how long would that take?
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
Pain vs inflammation: Myalgia means pain in muscles. It may be anything from overuse or excess exercise to a viral infection. Myositis means inflammation in the muscles. This can potentially be a much more serious condition with long term health consequences. You need to be seen by a physician to determine which is present. Myositis is characterized by elevation of muscle enzymes in the blood due to the inflammation. ...Read more
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