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Is there a cure for polymyositis?

Is there a cure for polymyositis?

No: Although there is no cure for polymyositis, treatment can improve muscle strength and function. The earlier treatment is started the better the outcome. ...Read more

Dr. Gerald Byrne
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Polymyositis (Definition)

Polymyositis is a condition that consists of muscle pain and weakness, mainly at the thighs leading to difficulty standing, walking, and climbing stairs. Polymyositis ...Read more


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How is polymyositis treated? and can it be cured?

MTX & ROIDS: Typically a combination therapy with steroids in the form of Prednisone and a drug call Methotrexate is usually started at the same time. A decrease in the CPK is usually see within a month and typically muscle strength will improve within three months after this therapy is started. There is no cure for polymyositis but with this combination therapy the majority people can regain normal function. ...Read more

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I have polymyositis and myasthnia gravis, there is no cure?

There is control: Each of these condiitons can usually be controlled but not cured. You need to have your therapy directed to control the diagnoses. There is no cure yet but we are always working for a cure. You need to keep yourself in the best shape as possible so that if the cure occurs you will be ready for it. ...Read more

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What is polymyositis?

Autoimmune disease: Polymyositis is an inflammatory muscle disease. It presents with muscle weakness. There is no cure for polymyositis but treatment can help regain muscle strength and function. ...Read more

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I polymyositis painful?

No: Polymyositis is a condition where your immune system is causing muscle injury, which leads to weakness. Interestingly, this does not cause any pain. If there is pain, muscle, ligament, or tendon injury may be a cause. If multiple places hurt, thyroid issues or fibromyalgia may be the etiology. ...Read more

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What causes polymyositis?

What causes polymyositis?

No one knows!: Great mystery? There is genetic propensity, but it is slight. Viral theories have been put forth, without concrete support. We just don't know! if you have this, you should be followed by someone in rheumatology or neurology. ...Read more

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What does "polymyositis" mean?

Muscle inflammation: Polymyositis means inflammation of multiple msles in the body. It is a disease by itself, associated with other diseases such as rheumatologic disorders and even some cancers. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose polymyositis?

See details: Polymyositis is a diagnosis suggested by elevated muscle enzymes (cpk and aldolase) and confirmed by EMG and especially by muscle biopsy. ...Read more

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Can polymyositis be really painful?

Mildly painful: Polymyositis is a persistent inflammatory muscle disease that causes muscle weakness.. The signs and symptoms develop gradually. The hallmark is progressive muscle weakness, additional symptoms can include fatigue, mild joint and or muscle pain, difficulty swallowing and shortness of breath. The pain is usually mild. ...Read more

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