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Can you develope polymyositis from long term exposure to paint , turpentine, or fumes. I?
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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: Unlikely.
Myositis or myopathy are not interchangble.
Polymyositis is an autoimmune disease. Not caused by toxins. However, may toxins casn affect muscle. Even drugs like we use for cholesterol issues (statins) can cause a myopathy.

In brief: Unlikely.
Myositis or myopathy are not interchangble.
Polymyositis is an autoimmune disease. Not caused by toxins. However, may toxins casn affect muscle. Even drugs like we use for cholesterol issues (statins) can cause a myopathy.
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