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


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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.

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  • Journal: Annals of palliative medicine
  • Treatment Used: Remedial Repair
  • Number of Patients: 1
  • Published —
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  • Treatment Used: Medical Treatment and/or Surgical Intervention
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  • Phase: N/A
  • Intervention Type: Dietary Supplement, Other
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