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What causes myositis?

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Dr. Betty Keller
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Many Causes

Myositis refers to inflammation of muscle the symptoms can include one or more of the following weakness, pain and swelling.
Causes of myositis include, autoimmune, infection, injury, or can be a side effect of medications.

In brief: Many Causes

Myositis refers to inflammation of muscle the symptoms can include one or more of the following weakness, pain and swelling.
Causes of myositis include, autoimmune, infection, injury, or can be a side effect of medications.
Dr. Betty Keller
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Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: It depends

There are several types of myositis.
Myositis is inflammation in the muscle that typically causes muscle pain, weakness, atrophy or a combo of these. A common type is related to statins; a type of cholesterol medicine. Other types: inflammatory, inclusion body, metabolic, thyroid, Cocaine or alcohol induced, viral, and parasitic infection.

In brief: It depends

There are several types of myositis.
Myositis is inflammation in the muscle that typically causes muscle pain, weakness, atrophy or a combo of these. A common type is related to statins; a type of cholesterol medicine. Other types: inflammatory, inclusion body, metabolic, thyroid, Cocaine or alcohol induced, viral, and parasitic infection.
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