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What is myositis?

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Myositis refers to any condition causing inflammation in muscles. Weakness, swelling, and pain are the most common myositis symptoms. Myositis causes include infection, injury, autoimmune conditions, and drug side effects. Treatment of myositis varies according to the cause.

SOURCES:

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

Goldman, L. Cecil Medicine, Saunders, 2007.

Dalakas, M.C. The Lancet, 2003.

Dorph, C. Journal of Rheumatology, 2001.

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

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

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 27, 2019

SOURCES:

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

Goldman, L. Cecil Medicine, Saunders, 2007.

Dalakas, M.C. The Lancet, 2003.

Dorph, C. Journal of Rheumatology, 2001.

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

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

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 27, 2019

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