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What is myositis and what are typical symptoms of it?
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Dr. Amit Golding
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Weakness>Pain
Myositis is inflammation of muscles caused by autoimmune attack of the muscle tissue.
It can sometimes be painful but the primary symptom is progressive weakness (over weeks and months). Affected muscles are usually proximal (closer to the body) such as shoulders and hips while wrists/hands and feet are usually spared. Sometimes accompanied by Raynaud's and purple/red rash around eyes and on chest

In brief: Weakness>Pain
Myositis is inflammation of muscles caused by autoimmune attack of the muscle tissue.
It can sometimes be painful but the primary symptom is progressive weakness (over weeks and months). Affected muscles are usually proximal (closer to the body) such as shoulders and hips while wrists/hands and feet are usually spared. Sometimes accompanied by Raynaud's and purple/red rash around eyes and on chest
Dr. Amit Golding
Dr. Amit Golding
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: Weakness
Myositis is an inflammation of muscles leading to weakness, pain or muscle tenderness.
It can be the result of several causes including autoimmune disease. A low thyroid and certain medications, particularly cholesterol-lowering drugs.

In brief: Weakness
Myositis is an inflammation of muscles leading to weakness, pain or muscle tenderness.
It can be the result of several causes including autoimmune disease. A low thyroid and certain medications, particularly cholesterol-lowering drugs.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: Muscle inflammation
An inflammatory disease of muscle which produces muscle weakness more prominently than pain.

In brief: Muscle inflammation
An inflammatory disease of muscle which produces muscle weakness more prominently than pain.
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
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