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Doctor insights on: Treatment Of Inclusion Body Myositis

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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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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 are dermatomyositis, polymyositis and inclusion body myositis?

What are dermatomyositis, polymyositis and inclusion body myositis?

Separate myosotis : Each is a specific type of inflammatory muscle disease. We call this myositis because the muscles can show information. When you have this you need an extensive evaluation looking for other associated issues. Therapy will be different for each of these. ...Read more

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What are the diagnostic tests for inclusion body myositis?

Ck emyograph biopsy: Ten fold increase creatine kinase enzyme,electromyography, muscle biopsy sent to neuropathologists, or human leucocyte gene assays using gene sequencing or similar tests will Narrow this down to sporadic type but this is a disease that begs more discoveries. Of course your doc needs to determine if your symptoms are those of IBM. ...Read more

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What defining difference exists between polymyositis and inclusion body myositis?

What defining difference exists between polymyositis and inclusion body myositis?

Different diseases: Both are muscle diseases that are difficult to treat, polymyositis tending to affect shoulders and hips, inclusion body mysoitis the forearms. Polymyositis is the more treatable, but the more likely to become very serious, we know something of its cause unlike inclusion body myositis. Under the microscope they look different. Both are difficult and i wish you good luck and courage. ...Read more

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What is the different bet. Carbuncle and furuncle as morphology of acute infl. Of hair follicles ?

What is the different bet. Carbuncle and furuncle as morphology of acute infl. Of hair follicles ?

Size, location...: A furuncle generally refers to a collection of pus or boil that stems from a blocked hair follicle and is often caused by a skin bacteria, staph. Carbunlce generally refers to a larger pus-filled mass or boil and may refer to other area of body than the furunlce. They are both type of boils. ...Read more

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What are the very latest and cutting edge treatments for inclusion body myositis (ibm)? Any good trials out there?

What are the very latest and cutting edge treatments for inclusion body myositis (ibm)? Any good trials out there?

Yes,see list below: First need to have the proper diagnosis.So far no single treament have been found to produce cure.They are several new drugs on trial such as etanercep9tumor necrosis factor)alemtuzumab(t-celldepleting monoclonal antibody)follistatin(antagonist of myostatin pathway)arimoclomol(heat shock protein conducer)lithium(inhibitor of the glycogen synthase kinase enzyme)needless to say you need a physician. ...Read more

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Lichen simplex chronicus pathology was done in 2008 saying;biopsy of skin on chin show hyperkeratosis without fungal infestation, spongiotic changes of the epidermis and a superficial perivascular chronic inflammatory cell infiltrate composed of primari

Lichen simplex chronicus pathology was done in 2008 saying;biopsy of  skin on chin show hyperkeratosis without fungal infestation, spongiotic changes of the epidermis and a superficial perivascular chronic inflammatory  cell infiltrate composed of primari

This : This is very challenging without a clinical examination. This could be lichen simplex chronicus, prurigo nodularis, or other possibilities. Certainly i would get it looked at to be sure so i would recommend you see a dermatologist to further evaluate the area. There are many treatment options to helps these conditions. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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What is the management of intra-abdominal diffuse lipomatosis measuring 22x10?

What is the management of  intra-abdominal diffuse lipomatosis measuring 22x10?

Fat deposition: Abdominal diffuse lipomatosis is due to defective fat mobilization in the body is associated with obesity , some times diabetes, no symptoms to leave it alone , diet control exercise if there is pressure symptoms need relive by removing the compressing adipose tissue. ...Read more

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What is the role of different anti-biotic in treatment of gluteal abscess ?

What is the role of different anti-biotic in treatment of gluteal abscess ?

Antibiotic choices: When treating an abscess -one has to consider 'what' germs might be there, then make the appropriate selection for therapy. Sometimes it's more than just antibiotics (such as incision). One has to consider patient allergies, drug interactions, dosing/length of therapy etc. It's nice to have a culture of the abscess material, but sometimes a best guess will do. I like trimethoprim-sulfa. See MD. ...Read more

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Which medical doctor deals with dead body of human?

Which medical doctor deals with dead body of human?

Pathologist: Pathologist if there is no organ to be used for transplat.Otherwise the surgeons in various specialties like kidney, heart , lung, eye etc. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a body mass index problem.?

Describe the features of a body mass index problem.?

Too low or too high: The body mass index or bmi is a ratio of height and weight. Normal is from18 to 25. Too low = underweight. 25 to 30 is overweight. Over 30 is obese. ...Read more

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A HBV viral load of 2255. What is the advice in terms of medication, diet and other for full cleansing of the body system?

A HBV viral load of 2255. What is the advice in terms of medication, diet and other for full cleansing of the body system?

Carrier state?: That is a low viral load (if it is measured in copies/ml). You may be in a carrier state - your doctor will have to decide that. You will then need to be followed closely and may not need any meds right now.. In the meantime, eat healthy, avoid excessive alcohol/acetaminophen intake. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of dermatopathic lymphadenitis?

What is the treatment  of  dermatopathic lymphadenitis?

Oncology: Dermatopathic lymphadenitis is usuall associated with a lymphoma or some other like condition. Is is important you see an oncologist. ...Read more

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What are the folliculitis causes , cure and treatment?

What are the folliculitis causes , cure and treatment?

See below: Please consult this site for information on this topic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/folliculitis/basics/definition/CON-20025909 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for myositis ossificans?

Time: Need to wait a period of time after traumatic injury for the inflammation to diminish. Usually upwards of a year. Bone scan will show decreased activity. Generally doesn't cause symptoms after a period of time. If painful and is dormant, can be surgically excised. Need to use radiation or strong antiinflammatories to prevent recurrence. ...Read more

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What are the causes of an inclusion cyst?

What are the causes of an inclusion cyst?

Cyst: A person inherits the tendency to get these types of cysts. They come up for no reason and their is no way to prevent them. They may be single or multiple but you cannot do anything to keep them from coming. They can run in families or not. ...Read more

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What are causes and treatments for reactive lymphadenopathy of the neck?

Reactive: Reactive lymphadenopathy is commonly referred to enlarged lymph nodes secondary to a different cause- most likely infection, allergies, trauma, sometimes drugs. It is not a disease of the lymph node. The treatment is generally directed towards its cause, if found. ...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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What is the medical term for a tumor composed of lymph vessels?

What is the medical term for a tumor composed of lymph vessels?

Lymph vessel tumor: Lymphangioma is the term for a tumor composed of lymphatic vessels; there are 3 types: capillary, cavernous, & cystic hygroma. 50% are present at birth, 90% by age 2 yrs; a rare tumor that accounts for 4% of vascular tumors in children. [the annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology 111 (12 pt 1): 1066–75. & lymphangioma at emedicine]. ...Read more