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Do people die from myositis?

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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Myositis

Not usually. There has to be more going on to succumb.

In brief: Myositis

Not usually. There has to be more going on to succumb.
Dr. John Michalski
Dr. John Michalski
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
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In brief: Depends on type

Polymyositis / dermatomyositis kill only if they produce extreme weakness that compromises breathing or results in skin damage, or if the heart muscle is involved or (as often happens) the disease also causes fibrosis of the lungs.
Other forms of myositis are even less likely to kill. Your physician can tell you what your diagnosis means to you.

In brief: Depends on type

Polymyositis / dermatomyositis kill only if they produce extreme weakness that compromises breathing or results in skin damage, or if the heart muscle is involved or (as often happens) the disease also causes fibrosis of the lungs.
Other forms of myositis are even less likely to kill. Your physician can tell you what your diagnosis means to you.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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