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What are the symptoms of muscle pain related to myositis?

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Some people with myositis have muscle pain, but many do not.

Most muscle pain is not caused by myositis, but by strain injuries, or ordinary illnesses like colds and flu. These and other ordinary muscle pains are called myalgias.

From: Myositis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Firestein, G. W.B. Saunders Company, 2008. Kelley's Textbook of Rheumatology,

Goldman, L. Saunders, 2007. Cecil Medicine,

Dalakas, M.C. , 2003. The Lancet

Dorph, C. , 2001. Journal of Rheumatology

Hansen, K.E. 2005. Archives of Internal Medicine,

Rider, L. , January 12, 2011. The Journal of the American Medical Association

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 27, 2019

SOURCES:

Firestein, G. W.B. Saunders Company, 2008. Kelley's Textbook of Rheumatology,

Goldman, L. Saunders, 2007. Cecil Medicine,

Dalakas, M.C. , 2003. The Lancet

Dorph, C. , 2001. Journal of Rheumatology

Hansen, K.E. 2005. Archives of Internal Medicine,

Rider, L. , January 12, 2011. The Journal of the American Medical Association

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 27, 2019

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