polymyositis

polymyositis

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Polymyositis
  • Polymyositis: How common is it?

    Polymyositis: How common is it?

    Polymyositis is rarely seen in persons under age 18; most cases are in adults between the ages of 31 and 60. It is twice as common in women as in men.

  • What are the symptoms of Polymyositis?

    What are the symptoms of Polymyositis?

    Slow, but progressive muscle weakness starts in the proximal muscles which eventually leads to difficulties climbing stairs, rising from a sitting position, lifting objects, or reaching overhead.

  • What is Polymyositis?

    What is Polymyositis?

    A rare condition that causes inflammation causing muscle weakness on both sides of the body is known as polymyositis. The condition can make various movements like climbing stairs etc. troublesome.

  • What is the Treatment for Polymyositis

    What is the Treatment for Polymyositis

    The standard treatment for polymyositis is a corticosteroid drug given either in pill form or intravenously. Some other forms of treatment include taking a high-protein diet and exercising.

  • What is the prognosis of Polymyositis

    What is the prognosis of Polymyositis

    The outcome for patients with polymyositis varies. While some have relatively brief illness, others develop episodes of remissions requiring more or less treatment.

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