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Doctor insights on: Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies In Children

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Any update on treatment for idiopathic inflammatory myopathies?

Idiopathic myopathy.: Idiopathy means not know the cause yet. More and more former idiopathic disorders become well known etiology. The answer is if it is still idiopathic, the treatment should be the same of symptomatic management so far. ...Read more

Idiopathic (Definition)

An idiopathic medical condition is one of unknown or obscure cause. In some conditions, there may be known causes as well. For example, themajority of glaucoma cases are idiopathic (unknown cause), but there are some cases related to eye ...Read more


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M77, biopsy of vastus laterilus muscle says "secondary neurogenic atrophy with super imposed inflmatory myopathy" which disease this may be? Thanks

M77, biopsy of vastus laterilus muscle says "secondary neurogenic atrophy with super imposed inflmatory myopathy" which disease this may be? Thanks

Your doctor needs: To findout if you have any cause for your neuropathy. This can be from many causes - usually diabetes or alcohol or other drugs are the cause. You need to go over with your doctor what possible things in your life are responsible for it. The secondary inflammation suggests you have a compromised immune system or slightly weakened one. People usually do not get inflammation of the muscle. ...Read more

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What to do if I am suffering from hypertrophic obstructure cardio myopathy. Will it effect my sex and my childrens life?

What to do if I am suffering from hypertrophic obstructure cardio myopathy. Will it effect my sex and my childrens life?

HOCM: Yes. It could affect your performance due to symptoms. Also your children could have inherited genes. Consult a cardiologist. Please refer to the following website for full details:
http://my. Clevelandclinic. Org/heart/disorders/hcm/default. Aspx. ...Read more

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Are there any treatments available for idiopathic myopathy?

Are there any treatments available for idiopathic myopathy?

Idiopathic: The term idiopathic as you may know means that your doctors are unable to determine a cause for the problem. When a condition is idiopathic it makes it very difficult to treat because we are unable to provide treatment based on the cause as it is unknown. Symptomatic treatments for myopathy may be provided. These may include things like pain medication, anti-inflammatory medication, and steroids. Physical therapy may also help. However it would be best to discuss these with your doctor as he or she could help you with the specifics of your myopathy. ...Read more

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I have sps&a pos. Myopathy biopasy. Seeing special doc for the sps. I keep asking him about my children&what's their chance of getting it?

I have sps&a pos. Myopathy biopasy. Seeing special doc for the sps. I keep asking him about my children&what's their chance of getting it?

Stiff person: Syndrome, correct? Nobody really understands this curious and very rare entity. Your specialists probably won't tell you that the risk to your kids is near-zero because of the lawyers, but's the truth. I could find a single 1972 account of a family in which a similar illness is transmitted genetically. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc1281530/. ...Read more

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Do I have to take medicine for myopathy?

Do I have to take medicine for myopathy?

Myopathy: Myopathy means muscle pathology or disorder. There are many causes of muscle disease, i.e. Many muscle diseases. Whether or not medicine is needed depends on the specific muscle disease. Consider seeing a neurologist. ...Read more

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Is myopathy why I have back problems?

Is myopathy why I have back problems?

Unlikely: Myopathy can weaken muscles and result in early back degeneration. This is very unusual, however. At age 44, if you have early back issues already, then this could be the problem unless your activity and job requirements have just accelerated the degeneration in the back. ...Read more

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What can I expect from cardio myopathy?

What can I expect from cardio myopathy?

It depends: Cardiomyopathies can have a wide range of clinical course from very few symptoms for many years to very severe symptoms in a short time period. Most are progressive but may be very gradual. Medications are avfirstbline of treatment. For the most severe, cardiac transplantation is undertaken. ...Read more

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Is myopathy a curable disease? Where do I go to have it treated?

Myopathy: Myopathy is a muscle disorder.
There are various causes and etiologies.
Many times it mnay be from medication or from an auto-immune or rheuymatological condition.
If the underlying condition is treated, the myopathy may improve. ...Read more

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What are herbs that can treat muscular myopathy and where can I find them?

What are herbs that can treat muscular myopathy and where can I find them?

Don't exist: Myopathy refers to muscular pathology, and when present, is secondary to hereditary causes, acquired myositis, or associated with medication reactions. Medical therapies, may include steroids or immune-suppressants, vary depending on cause. Other the counter and herbal remedies would be nice, but, to date, muscular disorders seem not to respond to these approaches. See a muscle specialist. ...Read more

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I want to know what's the right treatment of myopathy?

I want to know what's the right treatment of myopathy?

Surgery of getting -: Rid of the disk (s) or spurs causing the stenosis, to free up the nerves or the cord.
Discuss it with your spinal surgeon, as he'll give you the specific information your diagnosis requires. ...Read more

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Can I die from myopathy if I ignore it?

Can I die from myopathy if I ignore it?

Depends: Cardiomyopathy can be lethal depending on the cause and severity. There genetic forms of skeletal muscle diseases that are lethal, e.g., duchene muscular dystrophy. ...Read more

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How fast can I make my myopathy go away?

How fast can I make my myopathy go away?

What type?: Hard to guess, depending on the type of myopathy prognosis can be decided. ...Read more

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I want to know what's the treatment of myopathy?

I want to know what's the treatment of myopathy?

Myopathy: Myopathy is just a general term referring to diseases of the muscle. The treatment is based on the type of myopathy in which cases there are treatments and in some cases not so. ...Read more

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What can I do about a mitochondrial myopathy condition?

What can I do about a mitochondrial myopathy condition?

Mitochondrial myo-: Pathies are a group of neuromuscular disorders inherited from one's mother. Find out the type & which organs it affects, then obtain information, resources & support from mda. Org. Mitochondria are cellular power plants that convert fuel from food into energy molecules, particularly important in nerve & muscle cells. See more on genetics at mda. Org/disease/mitochondrial-myopathies/causes-inheritan ...Read more

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What to do if I have autoimmune induced necrotizing myopathy. How common is this?

What to do if I have autoimmune induced necrotizing myopathy. How common is this?

Not too rare: Necrotizing myositis often presents as
Acute onset of muscle weakness with elevated muscle enzymes like CK. There can be also heart and lung disease. Some people have antibodies against signal recognition particles and muscle biopsy shows necrosis of muscle fibers and capillary damage. It is treated with immunotherapy. Cause may be viral or tumor. Not thought to be polymyositis. ...Read more

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I am suffering from hypertrophic obstructure cardio myopathy. Will it effect my sex and family life?

I am suffering from hypertrophic obstructure cardio myopathy. Will it effect my sex and family life?

No: Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy needs to be followed closely, especially as it puts some (not all) people who have it at risk for sudden death on the sports field. It's fairly treatable both by conservative means and by operative interventions. Sex is the least of your worries. Good luck. ...Read more

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What types of muscle myopathys are inherited&if tested positive for a myopathy but don't know what one how do I find out?

What types of muscle myopathys are inherited&if tested positive for a myopathy but don't know what one how do I find out?

Physician can tell: A huge number of myopathies are hereditary but some of the most common and troublesome ones (polymyalgia rheumatica, inclusion body myositis, polymyositis / dermatomyositis) seem to strike at random. Your physician has a duty not just to tell you the diagnosis, but whether it's hereditary and where there's a risk to others. ...Read more

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If I have been diagnosed with 50% myopathy in my left ventricle, is just watching and getting more exercise the best course?

If I have been diagnosed with 50% myopathy in my left ventricle, is just watching and getting more exercise the best course?

And...: Being on the right medications. The combination of proper medication, exercise, and time can improve your heart function and quality of life immensely. Good luk! ...Read more

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Can you tell me about holloviseral myopathy?

Can you tell me about holloviseral myopathy?

Hollow Visceral Myo-: Pathy = inability of intestinal smooth muscle to propel food, air & stool normally, causing obstruction without a lesion that blocks passage. It can be from inherited genetic defects affecting intestinal nerve & muscle cells, genetic syndromes or auto-immune & neurological diseases. Bladder function is often impaired, also. Biopsy of the walls of the bowel & bladder diagnose the type. ...Read more

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Cervical myopathy prognosis?

Cervical myopathy prognosis?

Myelopathy?: Cervical myelopathy means the symptoms due to pressure on the spinal cord from stenosis or disc herniations. This can be reversible with intervention such as surgery. However, without treatment is typically does tend to progress with weakness, numbness, etc. ...Read more

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How rare and what is myotubular myopathy?

How rare and what is myotubular myopathy?

Very rare: Myotubular myopathy must be diagnosed by muscle biopsy with special stains to look at the myotubules. It is a form of congenital myopathy but can be rather serious in some cases. Others are quite mild. Usually not progressive, but can cause diffuse weakness and intolerance to exercise. Usually does not affect heart or lung function. But it can affect ability to swallow easily. ...Read more

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What is the difference between myopathy and gout?

What is the difference between myopathy and gout?

Not related: Myopathy refers to damage to the muscles that can be caused by many diseases and drugs. Gout is a type of inflammatory joint disease caused by an immune reaction to crystals formed in the joints due to elevated levels of uric acid in the blood. ...Read more

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What are some differences between myopathy and gout?

What are some differences between myopathy and gout?

Big differences: Myopathy refers to disease processes in the muscle tissue, while gout is a form of acute inflammatory arthritis caused by the buildup of uric acid. Gout usually attacks joints and soft tissues, not muscle. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of mitochondrial myopathy?

What are symptoms of mitochondrial myopathy?

Many symptoms: The mm are a group of disorders due to dysfunction of the mitochondria, which are the energy producing parts of the cell. Nerve and muscle cells need a great deal of energy and so are most affected. Symptoms depend on which enzymes / proteins are dysfunctional, but muscle, brain, heart and eye function can be affected. See: http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/mitochondrial_myopathy for more info. ...Read more

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What is mitochondrial myopathy? My sister has it.

What is mitochondrial myopathy? My sister has it.

Muscle biopsy proof: Myopathy associated with mitochondrial disease.
Maternal genetic transmission
Short stature, eye muscle paralysis, hearing loss & cardiac conduction defects. Overlap with other mitochondrial myopathies
She shold be under the care of neurologist & physiotherapist. ...Read more