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Can chemotherapy be used to treat polymyositis successfully?

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Dr. Chad Boomershine
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: YES

Polymyositis is an inflammatory muscle disease that is typically treated initially with chemotherapy (usually with IV Cytoxan or cyclophosphamide).
Once the disease is in remission, oral therapies are typically used in place of the IV chemotherapy. Steroids are also commonly used.

In brief: YES

Polymyositis is an inflammatory muscle disease that is typically treated initially with chemotherapy (usually with IV Cytoxan or cyclophosphamide).
Once the disease is in remission, oral therapies are typically used in place of the IV chemotherapy. Steroids are also commonly used.
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