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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Viral Myositis

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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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What is the cause of myositis?

What is the cause of myositis?

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

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Could you explain what is myositis and what causes 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

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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. ...Read more

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I lived in a house w/ a water leak under it for 6 yrs.I have been diagnosed w/ chronic myositis. Could this b the cause?

I lived in a house w/ a water leak under it for 6 yrs.I have been diagnosed w/ chronic myositis. Could this b the cause?

Possible.: Chronic humidity and or allergies may cause muscle aches. But there are many other causes as well.If you can afford stay away from that environment for few weeks and see if you feel better, if not must see a doctor. ...Read more

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What causes myositis?

Many Causes: Myositis refers to inflammation of muscle the symptoms can include one or more of the following weakness, pain and swelling. Causes of myositis include, autoimmune, infection, injury, or can be a side effect of medications. ...Read more

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What's myositis and what causes it?

What's myositis and what causes it?

Inflammation of musc: Inflammatlon of muscle may have many causes, from autoimmune to infection to congential. Dozens of possiblities. ...Read more

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Would myositis cause a constant, permanent foot cramp?

Would myositis cause a constant, permanent foot cramp?

Unlikely: There are diseases of the distal (e.g., leg/foot) muscles, but these are quite rare. Calcium, magnesium deficiency would be more likely. ...Read more

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Can anything other than myositis cause elevated jo 1 antibody? Possible false positive? Could I have been wrongly diagnosed w/ rheumatoid arthritis?

Can anything other than myositis cause elevated jo 1 antibody? Possible false positive? Could I have been wrongly diagnosed w/ rheumatoid arthritis?

Usually not RA.: Myositis can be associated with several types of autoantibodies: anti-jo1 antibodies are a type of anti-nuclear antibody. Anti-srp antibodies are mainly associated with, but are not specific for, polymyositis. The ccp antibody is most specific for ra. Keep in mind that certain meds for RA also work in myositis, such as Methotrexate and steroids. ...Read more

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Injury to low back caused pubis shearing for 1 yr. Do has helped 80% diagnosed with myalgia & myositis in thighs & pubic bone area. Will i ever heal?

Injury to low back caused pubis shearing for 1 yr. Do has helped 80% diagnosed with myalgia & myositis in thighs & pubic bone area. Will i ever heal?

Can't tell: There is too little information in your question to adequately answer it. Sounds like you should have that conversation with your do or possibly get another opinion. Good luck. ...Read more

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20yo female athlete with myositis ossificans in cervical paraspinal muscles. Can it cause nausea , fatigue over several months?Any possible treatmnt?

20yo female athlete with myositis ossificans in cervical paraspinal muscles. Can it cause nausea , fatigue over several months?Any possible treatmnt?

Not related: Myosotis ossificans (a form of heterotrophic ossification). Does not usually cause the symptoms described. Symptoms are usually localized to the ossification area. Treatment will depend on when the problem is discovered. It usually includes antinflammatories. In severe cases when the range of motion in the area is significantly affected surgery for removal of the bone is considered. ...Read more

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How can steroids cause myositis but also treat myositis? And can it cause muscle aches after two days of 10 mg predinsone? My legs are really hurting.

How can steroids cause myositis but also treat myositis?   And can it cause muscle aches after two days of 10 mg predinsone?  My legs are really hurting.

Steroid effects: Steroids treat myositis with their anti-inflammatory effect. They can cause muscle pain due to their effect on electrolytes—sodium, potassium, magnesium. The leg pain may be due to electrolyte imbalance. See prescribing doc; you may need temporary potassium &/or magnesium supplement to calm leg muscles. ...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 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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