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Myositis is inflammation of your skeletal muscles, which are also called the voluntary muscles. These are the muscles you consciously control that help you move your body. An injury, infection or autoimmune disease can cause myositis. The diseases dermatomyositis and polymyositis both involve myositis. Polymyositis causes muscle weakness, usually in the muscles closest to the trunk of your body. Dermatomyositis causes muscle weakness, plus a skin rash. Both diseases are usually treated with prednisone, a steroid medicine, and sometimes other medicines.
Immune checkpoint inhibitors induce rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases

Immune checkpoint inhibitors induce rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases

Study reveals potential pathway for endothelial cells to avoid apoptosis

Study reveals potential pathway for endothelial cells to avoid apoptosis

Combination of Opdivo and Yervoy shows four-year survival benefits in patients with advanced melanoma

Combination of Opdivo and Yervoy shows four-year survival benefits in patients with advanced melanoma

Merck presents MK-1454 Phase 1 data for treatment of advanced solid tumors or lymphomas

Merck presents MK-1454 Phase 1 data for treatment of advanced solid tumors or lymphomas

Merck presents KEYNOTE-057 trial results for patients with high-risk non-muscle invasive bladder cancer

Merck presents KEYNOTE-057 trial results for patients with high-risk non-muscle invasive bladder cancer

Patients and families gather to gain more awareness, knowledge about myositis

Patients and families gather to gain more awareness, knowledge about myositis

Scleroderma Foundation names Tulane professor as 'Doctor of the Year'

Scleroderma Foundation names Tulane professor as 'Doctor of the Year'

CNDA approves KEYTRUDA for treatment of advanced melanoma

CNDA approves KEYTRUDA for treatment of advanced melanoma

Phase 3 study of KEYTRUDA monotherapy meets primary endpoint

Phase 3 study of KEYTRUDA monotherapy meets primary endpoint

A systematic approach towards diagnosis and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis

A systematic approach towards diagnosis and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis

Merck announces FDA acceptance of supplemental Biologics License Application for KEYTRUDA

Merck announces FDA acceptance of supplemental Biologics License Application for KEYTRUDA

Opdivo plus low-dose Yervoy shows promising results in treating renal cell carcinoma patients

Opdivo plus low-dose Yervoy shows promising results in treating renal cell carcinoma patients

New classification criteria offers faster, more accurate path to diagnosing myositis diseases

New classification criteria offers faster, more accurate path to diagnosing myositis diseases

Endurance training can be helpful in dealing with muscle inflammation

Endurance training can be helpful in dealing with muscle inflammation

First-ever treatment for Merkel cell carcinoma receives approval in Japan

First-ever treatment for Merkel cell carcinoma receives approval in Japan

Exoskeleton device helps man with disabling condition to complete 10K race

Exoskeleton device helps man with disabling condition to complete 10K race

Statin medications can cause necrotizing myopathy in some patients

Statin medications can cause necrotizing myopathy in some patients

Weekly doses of steroids help hasten recovery in muscle injuries

Weekly doses of steroids help hasten recovery in muscle injuries

Virulence of bacterial infections dependent on presence of cytotoxins, study reports

Virulence of bacterial infections dependent on presence of cytotoxins, study reports

Anti-TNF therapy offers new hope to JDM patients

Anti-TNF therapy offers new hope to JDM patients