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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.
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