Myositis

Common Name(s)

Myositis

Myositis is an inflammation of muscles. Affected individuals will have difficulty contracting their muscles because of the damage to the muscle fibers from the inflammation. The inflammation may be caused by the body attacking its own tissues (autoimmune), infection, drug side effects, or injury. After traumatic injury, myositis can occur in bruised areas. The inflammation may also be idiopathic, or without a known cause.

Common symptoms include muscle soreness, weakness, difficulty swallowing, and trouble climbing stairs. Individuals affected by myositis may have a decrease in their muscle mass (atrophy) for long periods of time. Individuals affected by the flu or other viral infections often experience myositis during their recovery. This is frequently seen in young children and manifests as severe leg pain and inability to walk properly for a few days.

Doctors can use lab tests, a physical exam, medical imaging, and blood or muscle samples to diagnose myositis. Treatment will depend on the cause of the inflammation. Myositis without a known cause may persist for long periods of time, while inflammation caused by infection or drugs will go away after the infection is cleared or the drug has been stopped. Common treatments for myositis include medication, physical therapy, and dietary supplements. If you are suffering from myositis, talk to your doctor about the most current treatment options.

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Ben's Friends

Our mission is to ensure that everyone in the world with a rare disease has a safe place to go and connect with others like them.

Last Updated: 11 Jul 2016

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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.

Last Updated: 15 Jul 2015

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Condition Specific Organizations

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

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Ben's Friends

Our mission is to ensure that everyone in the world with a rare disease has a safe place to go and connect with others like them.

http://www.bensfriends.org

Last Updated: 11 Jul 2016

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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: 15 Jul 2015

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Myositis" returned 510 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[A rare muscular complication of hemophilia: Myositis ossificans].
 

Author(s): Samia Frioui, Sonia Jemni

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Last Updated: 18 Feb 2016

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Sporadic Inclusion Body Myositis Presenting with Beevor's Sign.
 

Author(s): Kazuma Sugie, Aya Kumazawa, Satoshi Ueno

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2015 ;54(21):2793-4.

 

Last Updated: 2 Nov 2015

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Grade IV myositis: A rare complication of docetaxel.
 

Author(s): Rajeev Saini, D Chandragouda, Vineet Talwar, Sajjan Rajpurohit

Journal: J Cancer Res Ther. ;11(3):664.

 

An extremely rare case of acute inflammatory myopathy during combination chemotherapy with docetaxel and carboplatin for metastatic breast carcinoma in a 62-year-old diabetic female patient is reported. Despite the early clinical partial response of the underlying malignancy to the ...

Last Updated: 13 Oct 2015

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The terms "Myositis" returned 67 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Life-Threatening Hypercalcemia Revealing Diffuse and Isolated Acute Sarcoid-Like Myositis: A New Entity? (A Case-Series).
 

Author(s): Arthur Mageau, Aude Rigolet, Khadija Benali, Maria Chauchard, Salima Ladjeroud, Isabelle Mahe, Thierry Maisonobe, Marie-Paule Chauveheid, Thomas Papo, Karim Sacre

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Mar;95(10):e3089.

 

Up to 50% patients with sarcoidosis display extra-pulmonary disease. However, initial and isolated (ie, without lung disease) acute muscular involvement associated with pseudo-malignant hypercalcemia is very uncommon. We report on 3 cases of life-threatening hypercalcemia revealing ...

Last Updated: 11 Mar 2016

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Amyloid deposits and inflammatory infiltrates in sporadic inclusion body myositis: the inflammatory egg comes before the degenerative chicken.
 

Author(s): Olivier Benveniste, Werner Stenzel, David Hilton-Jones, Marco Sandri, Olivier Boyer, Baziel G M van Engelen

Journal: Acta Neuropathol.. 2015 May;129(5):611-24.

 

Sporadic inclusion body myositis (sIBM) is the most frequently acquired myopathy in patients over 50 years of age. It is imperative that neurologists and rheumatologists recognize this disorder which may, through clinical and pathological similarities, mimic other myopathies, especially ...

Last Updated: 14 Apr 2015

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Radiation recall phenomenon presenting as myositis triggered by carboplatin plus paclitaxel and related literature review.
 

Author(s): Chi Hoon Maeng, Jun Sang Park, Seung Ah Lee, Dong Hwan Kim, Dong Hwan Yun, Seung-Don Yoo, Hee-Sang Kim, Jinmann Chon

Journal: J Cancer Res Ther. ;10(4):1093-7.

 

While most case reports to date are radiation recall dermatitis, radiation recall myositis, which is a distinct form of radiation recall phenomenon caused by carboplatin plus paclitaxel, has not been reported. We treated a 57-year-old female patient who suffered from recurrent cervical ...

Last Updated: 12 Jan 2015

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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: 31 Aug 2016

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MYOPROSP - a Prospective Cohort Study in Myositis
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Myositis; Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathy

 

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2015

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Belimumab in Myositis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Myositis

 

Last Updated: 3 Aug 2016

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