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How do you diagnose polymyositis?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

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Polymyositis is a diagnosis suggested by elevated muscle enzymes (cpk and aldolase) and confirmed by EMG and especially by muscle biopsy.

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Polymyositis is a diagnosis suggested by elevated muscle enzymes (cpk and aldolase) and confirmed by EMG and especially by muscle biopsy.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Dr. Alfred Kim
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: EMG, MRI primarily

We suspect polymyositis (pm) when there is muscle weakness without pain occurs in the shoulder and hip areas (i.
E difficulty brushing teeth, combing hair, getting up from chairs). Labs will show evidence of inflammation (high esr, crp) and muscle damage (high ck, aldolase). Electromyelogram (EMG) will show of muscle damage. Mri can show inflamed muscles. Muscle biopsy will definitely diagnose pm.

In brief: EMG, MRI primarily

We suspect polymyositis (pm) when there is muscle weakness without pain occurs in the shoulder and hip areas (i.
E difficulty brushing teeth, combing hair, getting up from chairs). Labs will show evidence of inflammation (high esr, crp) and muscle damage (high ck, aldolase). Electromyelogram (EMG) will show of muscle damage. Mri can show inflamed muscles. Muscle biopsy will definitely diagnose pm.
Dr. Alfred Kim
Dr. Alfred Kim
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