Myositis, inclusion body

Common Name(s)

Myositis, inclusion body, Inclusion Body Myositis, Inflammatory Myopathies

Inclusion body myositis (IBM) is an inflammatory myopathy that is characterized by chronic, progressive muscle inflammation and muscle weakness. Symptoms usually begin after the age of 50, although the condition can occur earlier. The onset of muscle weakness usually occurs over months or years. This condition affects both the proximal (close to the trunk of the body) and distal (further away from the trunk) muscles. There is currently no effective treatment for IBM. The cause is unclear in most cases, but it can sometimes be inherited.
 

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Muscular Dystrophy Association

MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education.

http://www.mdausa.org

Last Updated: 8 Mar 2010

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The Myositis Association

The mission of the Myositis Association is to: - Provide support to myositis patients and their families - Provide connections between the Medical Advisory Board and the general medical and patient communities - Increase funding to support myositis research

http://www.myositis.org

Last Updated: 14 Jan 2013

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Following organizations serve the condition "Myositis, inclusion body" for support, advocacy or research.

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Muscular Dystrophy Association

MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education.

http://www.mdausa.org

Last Updated: 8 Mar 2010

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The Myositis Association

The mission of the Myositis Association is to: - Provide support to myositis patients and their families - Provide connections between the Medical Advisory Board and the general medical and patient communities - Increase funding to support myositis research

http://www.myositis.org

Last Updated: 14 Jan 2013

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Environmental Risk Factors for Myositis in Military Personnel
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Dermatomyositis; Adult Polymyositis; Inclusion Body Myositis; Myositis

 

Last Updated: 14 Mar 2014

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Efficacy and Safety of Bimagrumab/BYM338 at 52 Weeks on Physical Function, Muscle Strength, Mobility in sIBM Patients
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Sporadic Inclusion Body Myositis

 

Last Updated: 21 Mar 2014

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Study and Treatment of Inflammatory Muscle Diseases
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Autoimmune Disease; Dermatomyositis; Inclusion Body Myositis; Myositis; Polymyositis

 

Last Updated: 3 Apr 2014

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