Medicine:Myositis

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Myositis
SpecialtyRheumatology

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.

Types

Types of myositis include:(citation?)

Diagnosis

Elevation of creatine kinase in blood is indicative of myositis.(citation?)

Treatment

Polymyositis and dermatomyositis are first treated with high doses of corticosteroids.(citation?)

See also

  • Myopathy (muscle disease)
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
  • Masticatory muscle myositis (a disease in dogs)
  • Perimyositis

References

External links

Classification
External resources


Myositis Association https://www.myositis.ort