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Dr. Gerald Byrne
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Polymyositis (Definition)

Polymyositis is inflammation of the muscles. It is considered an autoimmune disease and which ones on inflammatory cells targeted their activity against muscle cells. This may be associated with fatigue and muscle weakness. There are several treatment options routinely use by a rheumatologists. I'm happy to do ...Read more


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What symptoms suggest calciphylaxis?

What symptoms suggest calciphylaxis?

Calciphylaxis: An electrolyte disturbance noted at dialysis with peturbation in calcium and phosphate may indicate incipient problems. However, clinically, calciphylaxis is marked by irregular patches of dark purple/black eschars on the skin. These patches are tender. Additionally, the superficial veins may be dark (indicating thrombus inside the vessel). ...Read more

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What symptoms suggest dementia?

What symptoms suggest dementia?

See below: This is classical 10 warning signs and symptoms from web site of alzheimer association. http://www.alz.org/alzheimers_disease_know_the_10_signs.asp once you identify signs and symptoms, then please contact your primary care physician, geriatrician, neurologist or geriatric psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What symptoms suggest diphtheria?

What symptoms suggest diphtheria?

Sore throat: Mainly sore throat with lymph gland swelling, hoarseness and stridor. ...Read more

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What symptoms suggest ischemia?

What symptoms suggest ischemia?

Pain: Ischemia refers to a lack of blood flow and circulation. This causes a significant decrease in oxygen delivery to the tissues that causes the tissues to undergo anaerobic metabolism. This then secretes Lactic Acid which causes pain. So pain is the first sign. ...Read more

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What symptoms would suggest interstitial lung disease?

What symptoms would suggest interstitial lung disease?

Depends: Mainly shortness of breath, less exercise tolerance, chronic dry cough and weakness. ...Read more

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Please explain what are symptoms of arthritis?

Please explain what are symptoms of arthritis?

Arthritis symptoms: Joint pain, swelling, redness, stiffness and warmth are the classic arthritis symptoms, however, mild stiffness alone can be the only arthritis symptom. ...Read more

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What symptoms suggest conception?

What symptoms suggest conception?

Preg sysmptoms: The symptoms of early pregnancy include; breast fulness, sometime nausea (even in early pregnancy) and fatigue beyond belief. On occasion the appetite may be effected in that your desire for certain foods may either increase or decrease. ...Read more

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What sort of symptoms would make you think about chronic Lyme disease?

What sort of symptoms would make you think about chronic Lyme disease?

Lyme: Scientifically, despite the attorney general of connecticut, it is not at all clear that chronic lyme disease exists. ...Read more

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What symptoms suggest pituitary disorders?

What symptoms suggest pituitary disorders?

3 catagories: Three types of symptoms can herald a pituitary tumor. Headache is common. Hormone problems are the second, including menstrual irregularities, loss of sex drive, intolerance to heat or cold, or changes in body shape. Vision problems are the third, as the pituitary is right next to the optic nerves. ...Read more

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What are symptoms for sjogrens?

What are symptoms for sjogrens?

Autoimmune Disease: Henrik sjogren described patients with sicca features (dry eyes, dry mouth) and swollen lymph glands. Sjogren's can also cause pulmonary, neurologic and articular disease due to inflammation as well as fatigue. It is an autoimmune disease: primary disorder or secondary to systemic lupus (sle) or ra. Likely viral and genetic facctors initiate. Treated topically (eyes) and systemically like lupus. ...Read more

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What symptoms make you think of ankylosing spondylitis?

What symptoms make you think of ankylosing spondylitis?

Ank spondy: Morning sitfness with back pain kyphosis and fused si joints on pelvis xray Enbrel (etanercept) has a spondylitis indication see rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What kinds of symptoms would suggest temporal arteritis?

What kinds of symptoms would suggest temporal arteritis?

There are many: Temporal arteritis(ta) is an inflammation of the arteries. It is an autoimmune process. The signs and symptoms are related to the location of the inflammation. This inflammation leads to swelling of the internal canal of the artery resulting in decreased blood flow. Severe headache, jaw pain, scalp tenderness, visual loss, sometimes fever, weight loss, muscle aches, occur. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of dermatomyositis?

What are symptoms of dermatomyositis?

Weakness and rash!: Dermatomyositis has characteristicc rashes: heliotrope, gottren's, etc. A rheumatologist or dermatologist will recognize this. Proximal muscle weakness is the first evidence of muscular disease, and a doctor will check your cpk, which would be elevated. Pts may also experience raynaud's syndrome, and internal organ involvement can occur. It is a serious disease! ...Read more

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What do pseudogout symptoms indicate?

What do pseudogout symptoms indicate?

Various ways: There are several different presentations of pseudogout. The one most are familiar with is rapid onset of 1-2 red, hot, swollen and painful joints, typically in the knees or wrists. It can also present like rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthrosis, or sepsis. ...Read more

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What kind of neurological symptoms do you get with lupus?

Main six: Stroke, seizures, headaches, psychiatric symptoms, neuropathy, and cognitive dysfunction can all be neurologic symptoms of lupus. Caution has to be used in diagnosis as certain symptoms such as headaches have many other causes, even in patients with known lupus. If a stroke or seizures occur in lupus, prompt diagnosis and treatment are mandatory as these carry a worse prognosis. ...Read more

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What are your symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis?

What are your symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis?

Joint pain: Joint pain, joint swelling, joint deformity. Fatigue often accompanies flares. Classically, the hands, wrists, proximal (knuckles closest to the hand) finger joints, knees and/or feet are involved. Morning stiffness for 30 minutes or more is another classic symptom. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about Lyme disease testing? What are symptoms that would warrant getting tested?

What can you tell me about Lyme disease testing? What are symptoms that would warrant getting tested?

Varied features: Lysis testing involves blood tests. There is a screening Lyme test and a Western Blot that is more specific. Symptoms vary and are often missed. Typical rash( bulls eye lesion ) may be seen fatigue, joint pain, neurological changes like facial numbness or Bell's palsy and many others ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of polymyositis?

What are the symptoms of polymyositis?

Muscle weakness/pain: Muscle weakness and pain, deposits of calcium in muscle, discoloration around eyes, possible relation to cancer. ...Read more

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What is polymyositis?

What is polymyositis?

Autoimmune: Inflammation of muscles, usually affecting the larger muscles-shoulders and thighs more noticble early on. Cause is unknown! ...Read more

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I polymyositis painful?

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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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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What are the tests for polymyositis?

CPK,aldolase,clinica: Muscle enzymes - cpk, aldolase - and clinical evaluation. ...Read more

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Does anyone know what polymyositis is?

Yes it is autoimmune: An autoimmune inflammatory condition of muscle, treated with meds to correct this hyperimmune response to muscle. We do not know the cause. ...Read more

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Where can I do to get treated for polymyositis?

Rheumatologist: See a rheumatologist or neuromuscular specialist. First to confirm that this indeed is the right diagnosis, and second, to evaluate the needs for medicines. Immunosuppressives are used to control disease activity. ...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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What are the final stages of the disease polymyositis?

Inability to breathe: Polymyositis is immune injury to skeletal muscle, leading to weakness. If left untreated, it can affect the diaphragm which helps you breathe. This can cause significant shortness of breath and the terrible feeling of suffocation. This is rarely seen though with the medications we have. ...Read more

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Is there anyone with polymyositis that has gotten well?

Is there anyone with polymyositis that has gotten well?

Yes.: I have seen many, many patients go into remission and be off of there drugs for years. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Polymyositis?

Polymyositis: Polymyositis is inflammation of the muscles. It is considered an autoimmune disease and which ones on inflammatory cells targeted their activity against muscle cells. This may be associated with fatigue and muscle weakness. There are several treatment options routinely use by a rheumatologists. I'm happy to do a consult if needed. ...Read more

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What are the similarities between?Polymyositis and fibromyalgia?

What are the similarities between?Polymyositis and fibromyalgia?

Muscle pain: The only similarity is both conditions include muscle pain. The major differences are: polymyositis is an autoimmune disease in which the body inflames the muscles. The treatment with steroids and other rx works well. Exercise and wt loss do not help. Fibromyalgia is not an autoimmune disease (no inflammation). Steroids do not work. Other rx only help a little. Exercise and weight loss do help. ...Read more

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Is my polymyositis related to scleroderma?

Polymyositis: Polymyositis & scleroderma are both significant connective tissue disorders that both have autoimmune/ rheumatologic component. You need management by rheumatologist, at least to optimize the conditions. ...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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