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What are the final stages of the disease polymyositis?

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Dr. Alfred Kim
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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