Myositis

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.

Myositis
SpecialtyRheumatology

TypesEdit

Types of myositis include:

DiagnosisEdit

Elevation of creatine kinase in blood is indicative of myositis.

TreatmentEdit

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

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Classification
External resources

Myositis Association https://www.myositis.ort