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

External links

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Myositis Association https:www.myositis.ort

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