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What is Polymyositis?

Polymyositis is a rare form of inflammatory myopathy characterized by inflammation in the muscles.


Polymyositis is a rare form of inflammatory myopathy characterized by inflammation in the muscles.
Acknowledgement of Polymyositis has not been added yet.
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The general cause of Polymyositis is unknown. Some rare cases are considered to be associated with the pathogens that cause Lyme disease, toxoplasmosis, and others.
There are several symptoms that affect people with Polymyositis.
Name Description
Fatigue Fatigue
Muscle weakness Muscle weakness
Difficulty swallowing Difficulty swallowing
Diagnosis of Polymyositis has not been added yet.
Diagnostic tests of Polymyositis has not been added yet
Treatments of Polymyositis has not been added yet.
Prognosis of Polymyositis has not been added yet.
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Polymiositis Created by mthirolf
Last updated 10 Nov 2016, 04:33 AM

Posted by Rosiemac
10 Nov 2016, 04:33 AM

Hi Mike, I have not taken Rituxin but know some who do. A good place to get information in either the Myositis Association website or Myositis Support and Understanding page on Facebook. They have a file section with excellent information. There are some other FB pages. One has a global reach. I personally get IVIG infusions. A good place to be treated is The Myositis Center at Johns Hopkins.

Posted by mchase
10 Nov 2016, 12:49 AM

Hello I am new to the community. I have had the disease for 3 years now and have been on prednisone and cellcept. My doctor is now recommending Rituxan because the disease is effecting my ability to breath properly. Has anyone ever take Rituxan it is an IV drug. and if so what were the side effects and results.

Posted by mary123
31 Jan 2010, 10:49 AM

All i can say is to search it on google there is a site i have joined called myositis support. There are loads of fact sheets on there. Also your brothers consultant is the best person to get all information from as there are loads of different stages and it affects everyone differently. Main treatment is steriods and immune supressants. How old is your brother? Mary

Myositis Awareness Walk Created by myonurse
Last updated 4 Oct 2010, 04:51 PM

Posted by myonurse
4 Oct 2010, 04:51 PM

Hello Everyone, Anyone living in the Maryland, DC area I would just like to invite you to the Myositis Awareness Walk this Saturday, October 9th at Centennial Park in Columbia Maryland. The walk will begin at 8am. Hope to see you there.

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