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Dr. Charles Glueck
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Myositis (Overview)

Inflammation of the muscles that you use to move the body. Symptoms of myositis may include fatigue after walking or standing, tripping or falling, trouble swallowing or breathing.


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Any one else have myositis? How does one get it?

Any one else have myositis?  How does one get it?

Yes: Need to know what kindof myositis you are reffering to infectious myositis or ibm(inclusion body myositis)the former is mainly found on tropical climates and can be caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi, hiv-1 the oher one (h-ibm) is hereditary, (s-ibm)is an acquired myophatic process qand ethiology more difficult to pimpoint andremain controversials-ibm is more common after 50and incidence 35.3 per mill. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Glueck
337 doctors shared insights

Myositis (Overview)

Inflammation of the muscles that you use to move the body. Symptoms of myositis may include fatigue after walking or standing, tripping or falling, trouble swallowing or breathing.


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What is myositis and what are typical symptoms of 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 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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Can my family doctor diagnosis me for myositis?

Sure: Myositis is inflammation of the muscle. Typically bloodwork with an elevated CPK is the best way to diagnose it. ...Read more

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I was just diagnosed with myositis. Does this mean I have an auto-immune disease? How serious is this?

I was just diagnosed with myositis. Does this mean I have an auto-immune disease? How serious is this?

Serious but Rxable: 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. Should respond and improve with therapy. See a rheumatologist for help. ...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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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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Have pain in my shin its myositis it was severe some months ago then there wasnt pain at all but sometimes it hurts again.can this be treated or no ?

Myositis: is a general term for inflammation of the muscle due to trauma. Proper rest, moist heat, NSAIDs OTC for pain control and passive stretching will resolve the condition in 10-14 days. If concerned see your PCP for consultation. ...Read more