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Is polymyositis related with poliomyelitis?
3 doctors weighed in

Dr. Robert Lowe
Pediatric Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Polymyosotis is an autoimmune disease where a person's own white blood cells are attacking their muscles causing inflammation, pain, and weakness.
Poliomyelitis is the disease caused by the polio virus which attacks the nerves and can leave a person with permanent weakness due to nerve damage. Very different in that it can be prevented in most people who are vaccinated against polio.

In brief: No
Polymyosotis is an autoimmune disease where a person's own white blood cells are attacking their muscles causing inflammation, pain, and weakness.
Poliomyelitis is the disease caused by the polio virus which attacks the nerves and can leave a person with permanent weakness due to nerve damage. Very different in that it can be prevented in most people who are vaccinated against polio.
Dr. Robert Lowe
Dr. Robert Lowe
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: No
Polymyositis is a nonspecific term describing inflammation of "many muscles" at the same time.
It implys pain & swelling in the muscle itself and microscopic exam of a biopsy may show inflammatory cells. In polio the nerves are the target of the inflamation not muscle, and changes in strength and muscle function are due to nerve damage.

In brief: No
Polymyositis is a nonspecific term describing inflammation of "many muscles" at the same time.
It implys pain & swelling in the muscle itself and microscopic exam of a biopsy may show inflammatory cells. In polio the nerves are the target of the inflamation not muscle, and changes in strength and muscle function are due to nerve damage.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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