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Myositis

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Myositis is inflammation or swelling of the muscles. Injury, medicines, infection, or an immune disorder can lead to myositis.[1] It is a documented side effect of the lipid-lowering drugs statins and fibrates.

Types

Types of myositis include:

Diagnosis

Elevation of creatine kinase in blood is indicative of myositis.

Treatment

Polymyositis and dermatomyositis are first treated with high doses of corticosteroids.

See also

References

Portions of content adapted from Wikipedias article on Myositis licensed under GNU FDL.

External links

Classification
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External resources


Template:Systemic connective tissue disorders Template:Myopathy

Myositis Association https:www.myositis.ort

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