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.

What are the alternative names for Myositis?

Inflammatory myopathies


Amato AA. Disorders of the skeletal muscle. In: Daroff RB, Jankovic J, Mazziotta JC, Pomeroy SL, eds. Bradley's Neurology in Clinical Practice. 7th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2016:chap 110.

Greenberg SA. Inflammatory myopathies. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Goldman-Cecil Medicine. 25th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2016:chap 269.

Taber's Medical Dictionary Online. Myositis. www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/729759/all/myositis. Accessed June 10, 2019.

  • Condition: Juvenile Dermatomyositis
  • Journal: Pediatric rheumatology online journal
  • Treatment Used: Glucocorticoid Regimens
  • Number of Patients: 31
  • Published —
In this study, researchers evaluated the outcomes of glucocorticoid regimens for the treatment of juvenile dermatomyositis.
Clinical Trial
  • Status: Not yet recruiting
  • Phase: Phase 3
  • Intervention Type: Drug
  • Participants: 40
  • Start Date: August 15, 2019
Efficacy of Denosumab and Zoledronic Acid in the Treatment of Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies Related Reduced Bone Mineral Density: a Prospective Controlled Trial
Clinical Trial
  • Status: Not yet recruiting
  • Phase: Phase 2
  • Intervention Type: Drug
  • Participants: 15
  • Start Date: August 30, 2019
Low-dose Interleukin-2 Treatment on Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathy