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What infections lead to myositis?

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Viral infections are the most common infections causing myositis. Rarely, bacteria, fungi, or other organisms can cause myositis as well. Viruses or bacteria may invade muscle tissue directly, or release substances that damage muscle fibers. Common cold and flu viruses, as well as HIV, are just a few of the viruses that can cause myositis.

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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