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What is inclusion body myositis?

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Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: A muscle disease

It is one of many types of muscle disease, typically affecting the organelles that produce energy in the muscle - the mitochondria.

In brief: A muscle disease

It is one of many types of muscle disease, typically affecting the organelles that produce energy in the muscle - the mitochondria.
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
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