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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.
Columbus hospital receives PPMD grant to conduct clinical testing for Duchenne

Columbus hospital receives PPMD grant to conduct clinical testing for Duchenne

March designated as 'National Autoimmune Diseases Awareness Month'

March designated as 'National Autoimmune Diseases Awareness Month'

Scientists and clinicians address diagnosis and treatment for autoimmune and autoinflammatory diseases

Scientists and clinicians address diagnosis and treatment for autoimmune and autoinflammatory diseases

Eli Lilly and Kowa Pharmaceuticals America to co-promote LIVALO in the U.S

Eli Lilly and Kowa Pharmaceuticals America to co-promote LIVALO in the U.S

Guidelines to diagnose and manage complicated skin and soft tissue infections published

Guidelines to diagnose and manage complicated skin and soft tissue infections published

Gene delivery strategy to help improve muscle mass in patients with degenerative muscle disorders

Gene delivery strategy to help improve muscle mass in patients with degenerative muscle disorders

Polymyositis and dermatomyositis affected patients more prone to cardiovascular diseases

Polymyositis and dermatomyositis affected patients more prone to cardiovascular diseases

UV radiation from sunlight may trigger certain autoimmune diseases in women

UV radiation from sunlight may trigger certain autoimmune diseases in women

Alzheimer's vaccine slows progression of inclusion body myositis

Alzheimer's vaccine slows progression of inclusion body myositis

Gene therapy for muscular dystrophy a step closer

Gene therapy for muscular dystrophy a step closer

Genomas awarded $1.2 million to develop DNA-guided system for management of statin therapy

Genomas awarded $1.2 million to develop DNA-guided system for management of statin therapy

Lithium chloride slows development of inclusion body myositis

Lithium chloride slows development of inclusion body myositis

Long-term muscle improvements shown in gene therapy study in mice

Long-term muscle improvements shown in gene therapy study in mice

Abbott receives approval for HUMIRA (Adalimumab) for polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Abbott receives approval for HUMIRA (Adalimumab) for polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis

Massive microRNA scan uncovers leads to treating muscle degeneration

Massive microRNA scan uncovers leads to treating muscle degeneration

Myositis featured on Discovery Channel

Myositis featured on Discovery Channel

Women suffering lupus OK to take oral contraceptives

Women suffering lupus OK to take oral contraceptives

Researchers identify biomarkers that could lead to more accurate diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus

Researchers identify biomarkers that could lead to more accurate diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus

A trial of beta-interferon-1a in inclusion-body myositis has failed to find benefit from the drug in this disease

A trial of beta-interferon-1a in inclusion-body myositis has failed to find benefit from the drug in this disease