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Can myositis be fatal in all cases?

Can myositis be fatal in all cases?

No, it depends: On what type of myositis, the cause, the scope, etc. Myositis just means muscle inflammation. There many types, such as general myositis, dermatomyositis, inclusion-body myositis, juvenile myositis, polymyositis, etc. See
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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 where?

What is myositis and where?

Muscle inflamatiin: Myositis means muscle inflamation. It can occur where a muscle has been injured. ...Read more

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What does myositis feel like?

Diffuse muscle aches: Usually it is a diffuse aching of the muscles in many parts of your body. ...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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What are the tests for myositis?

CPK, aldolase: Cpk, aldolase, sometimes biopsy and electromyographic studies. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of myositis?

The symptoms of Myositis include:: Progressive muscle weakness, Difficulty swallowing, Muscle pain, Joint pain, Fatigue, Muscle weakness, Thick skin, Rash. ...Read more

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Can I die from myositis if I ignore it?

Can I die from myositis if I ignore it?

No: Myositis itself does not kill provided heart muscles are not affected. Patients die from complications from myosotis like heart, lung, infraction etc. ...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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If myositis contagious?

No: Myositis means muscle inflammation, and can be caused by infection or trauma. ...Read more

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What is orbital myositis?

What is orbital myositis?

Eye problems: Myositis means inflammation of the muscles that you use to move your body. Orbital myositis is an inflammatory process that primarily involves the extraocular muscles and most commonly affects young adults in the third decade of life, females more often than males. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What is orbital myositis like?

Red, painful, swollen: Orbital myositis (OM) falls in the spectrum of orbital inflammatory diseases, which are associated w/ autoimmune dz like rhuematoid arthritis, lupus, crohn's dz etc. When no cause is found (more common than not), it is called idiopathic orbital inflammation. Om is orbital inflammation focused on an eye muscle. Workup includes a search for underlying cause. First line treatment is w/ oral steroids. ...Read more

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What is inclusion body myositis?

What is inclusion body myositis?

Myopathy type: Ibm is atype of inflammatory myositis. It tends to affect people older than 50. People with ibm often have weakness of their upper and lower arms and legs. Sometimes the muscles look smaller known as atrophy. Unfortunately there are no treatments that are proven to help. However, patients are sometimes tried on a short course of steroids, ivig, etc. Phys therapy is extremely important. ...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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What are the sympotoms of trans vertebral advexol myositis?

What are the sympotoms of trans vertebral advexol myositis?

Myelitis: Cannot define the symptoms as outlined: I suspect its incorrect spelling. Pls recheck the diagnosis. Suspect you are referring to transverse myelitis. This is a paralysis, complete are partial, from the chest line or upper abdomen on down. Causes - varried, but most commonly: neruologic (as in ms), vascular (blocked vertebral artery) or immunologic (can occur in lupus and aps a clotting disorder). ...Read more

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If myositis contagious please I need to be 100% sure thanks?

If myositis contagious please I need to be 100% sure thanks?

Life is not 100%: In real life, things are "never" 100% certain, except for perhaps "death and taxes". There are infectious pathogens, such as certain viruses, that can cause myositis. There are other causes of myositis that have nothing to do with infections. If the cause of one's myositis is an infectious pathogen, then that person's myositis may (but not always) be contagious. Life is never exact. ...Read more

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How does 'inclusion body myositis' affect a person's lifestyle?

Weakness.: Weakness is the main symptom of inclusion body myositis. This is usually most severe in the distal upper extremities (hands) and proximal lower extremities (hips). Physical therapy and regular physical activity are important to optimize function. ...Read more

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Is there any exercise or/and diet that would be helpful in slowing down the progress of INCLUSION BODY MYOSITIS?

Is there any exercise or/and diet that would be helpful in slowing down the progress of INCLUSION BODY MYOSITIS?

No: This illness is refractory to treatment. Try to stay as physically active as you can for as long as you can. See if you can get enrolled in a clinical trial. As much as I'd like to be able to recommend something, and as eager as others will be to offer ideas that will not be helpful, I must be up front with you -- do not expect any intervention to be more effective than a placebo. ...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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How rare is it that I would have myositis in my thighs? And once you get or come in contact with it how long before you start noticing symptoms?

What kind of myositi: There are a variety of types of myositis. The type you have will be better answered. The type can be traumatic, of inflammatory or infiltrative. You physician can answer this question better.. ...Read more

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What is 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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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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Do people die from myositis?

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