Myositis is inflammation of muscle tissue, especially the muscles that control movement of the body. There are several types of myositis, such as one that also causes a rash (dermatomyositis) and one that occurs throughout the body (polymyositis).
Symptoms of myositis include muscle pain and weakness. Treatment includes anti-inflammatory and corticosteroid medicines, rest, and physical therapy.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Nancy Ann Shadick, MD, MPH - Internal Medicine, Rheumatology|
|Current as of||June 5, 2012|
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