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Can you develope polymyositis from long term exposure to paint, turpentine, xylene or acid fumes?

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Dr. Steven Rosner
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Not directly

Polymyositis is a classic idiopathic (unknown cause) inflammatory muscle disease.
There may be a genetic link. Chemicals have not been shown to cause it. Some polymyositis patients also have cancer and cancer can be caused by chemicals.

In brief: Not directly

Polymyositis is a classic idiopathic (unknown cause) inflammatory muscle disease.
There may be a genetic link. Chemicals have not been shown to cause it. Some polymyositis patients also have cancer and cancer can be caused by chemicals.
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