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What is the definition of Myositis?

Myositis is an inflammation or swelling of the muscles. It is most often caused by injury, infection, medicines, or an autoimmune disorder.

Dermatomyositis and polymyositis are related topics.

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What are the alternative names for Myositis?

Inflammatory myopathies

Who are the top Myositis Local Doctors?
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UPMC Rheumatology Monroeville (Satellite Office)

600 Oxford Dr 
Monroeville, PA 15146

Rohit Aggarwal is a Rheumatologist in Monroeville, Pennsylvania. Dr. Aggarwal has been practicing medicine for over 19 years and is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Myositis. He is also highly rated in 24 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Myositis, Dermatomyositis, Polymyositis, and Juvenile Dermatomyositis. He is licensed to treat patients in Pennsylvania. Dr. Aggarwal is currently accepting new patients.

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Neurology

Johns Hopkins Health System

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

4940 Eastern Ave 
Baltimore, MD 21224

Andrew Mammen is a Neurologist in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Mammen has been practicing medicine for over 22 years and is rated as an Elite doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Myositis. He is also highly rated in 13 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Polymyositis, Myositis, Dermatomyositis, and Inclusion Body Myositis. He is licensed to treat patients in Maryland. Dr. Mammen is currently accepting new patients.

 
 
 
 
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Ingrid Lundberg is in Switzerland. Lundberg is rated as an Elite expert by MediFind in the treatment of Myositis. She is also highly rated in 12 other conditions, according to our data. Her top areas of expertise are Myositis, Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis, and Juvenile Dermatomyositis.

What are the latest Myositis Clinical Trials?
A Double-Blind Randomised Controlled Trial (dbRCT) Phase III Trial Investigating the Effect of Sirolimus on Disease Progression in Patients With Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM) as Measured by the IBM Functional Rating Scale (IBM-FRS)
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A Single Escalating Dose Pilot Trial of Canakinumab (ILARIS®) Assessing Safety and Biomarker Changes in Boys With Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
What are the Latest Advances for Myositis?
Clinicopathological Characteristics of Inflammatory Myositis Induced by COVID-19 Vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech BNT162b2): A Case Report.
Glucocorticoids in Myositis: Initiation, Tapering, and Discontinuation.
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Who are the sources who wrote this article ?

Published Date : May 03, 2021
Published By : Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

What are the references for this article ?

Doughty CT, Amato AA. Disorders of the skeletal muscle. In: Jankovic J, Mazziotta JC, Pomeroy SL, Newman NJ, eds. Bradley and Daroff's Neurology in Clinical Practice. 8th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2022:chap 109.

Selcen D. Muscle diseases. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Goldman-Cecil Medicine. 26th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2020:chap 393.

Taber's Medical Dictionary Online. Myositis. www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/729759/all/myositis. Accessed April 29, 2021.