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Doctor insights on: Benign Acute Childhood Myositis Treatment

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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.

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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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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.

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What are the causes of orbital myositis and what types of treatment are available?

What are the causes of orbital myositis and what types of treatment are available?

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.

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What is the treatment for myositis ossificans?

What is the treatment for myositis ossificans?

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.

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What are the very latest and cutting edge treatments for inclusion body myositis (ibm)? Any good trials out there?

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.

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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.

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Any effective muscle inflammation treatments?

Any effective muscle inflammation treatments?

Yes: Initially rest, then heat and most important stretching exercises.

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Computer work causing muscle inflammation. Physical therapy & Naproxen just ordered. Considering stopping all supplements. Thoughts?

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.

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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.

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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!

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Is their a cure for myositis?

Is their a cure for myositis?

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.

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Can mold exposure cause accute myositis?

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

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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.

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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.

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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.